During the height of the pandemic, amid lockdowns and social distancing, Americans were dying from drug overdoses in record numbers. U.S. overdose deaths increased almost 30 percent in 2020 and while increased difficulty for seeking rehabilitation treatment played a role in this, another layer of danger was the criminal dealers lacing dangerous drugs into their synthetic opioids. Former Drug Enforcement Agency Agent in charge of Special Operations Division, Derek Maltz joins to explain what role the cartels and transnational criminal groups played in the trafficking of illegal opioids like fentanyl into the U.S. Maltz highlights the danger associated with the abuse of both prescription and street opioids, how China’s chemical supply for fentanyl is creating a surplus in America and what he hopes the politicians do about the overdose epidemic.
On the first season of HGTV’s “Renovation Island,’ the Baeumler’s set off on an ambitious task: move their family to an island in the Bahamas to renovate an entire tropical vacation resort to one day operate as their own. The family faced unprecedented obstacles in pursuit of this project, facing not only a hurricane while working on South Andros Island, but staying on the island to rebuild the resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. HGTV Hosts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler join to discuss how they made the decision to buy and build their Caerula Mar resort and the challenges they faced along the way. They explained how they adapted to the pandemic early on in their building project, the threat that COVID-19 posed to the hospitality industry and their hopes for the Caerula Mar resort now that life is beginning to return to normal.
Plus, commentary by Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren.