This week: Bernie Sanders talks about criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization on the floor of the US Senate, and we talk with Rick Doblin of MAPS about MDMA and medical cannabis research. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Mary Pflum Peterson is an Emmy Award winning producer for Good Morning America. She is a driven, highly successful television professional and former reporter for CNN. Her childhood, however, was complicated. Her mother suffered an emotional breakdown and took solace in hoarding, filling the house with "treasures." The bond that held mother and daughter was symbolized by the white dresses that marked important milestones in their lives. She tells her powerful and important story in White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.
Joseph Baker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at East Tennessee State University. His latest book, American Secularism: Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems, co-authored with Buster G. Smith, explores the rise of secularity in the United States. Why are more and more people identifying as "non-religious" and what are the forces shaping this change? Religion and secularism from a sociological point of view. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week: Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week in part one of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference, we hear from Deborah Peterson-Small of Break The Chains, we talk with Martha's mum Anne-Marie Cockburn, and we say goodbye to a good friend who recently passed away, Thomas J. O'Connell, MD. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)