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An examination of drugs, drug cultures, and the influence of drugs on society

 

Drugs in society and society on drugs

Third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Free Culture Radio is an examination of drugs, drug cultures, and the ineluctable, indelible, and indispensable influence of drugs on society. Free Culture Radio neither promotes the use of any drugs, nor condemns people for being involved in drugs. To the extent that drug use presents problems for individuals or society, those problems are made worse and more intractable when drug users are treated as “others” and ignored, stigmatized, and even brutalized.

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Stigma, Language, and Recovery

Airs at: Wed, 09/19/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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World War D

Airs at: Wed, 08/15/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Our guest today is Michael Krawitz from Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access. Mike is a veteran of the US Air Force with a service-related disability. He’s a medical cannabis patient, an advocate and organizer both for veterans and for medical cannabis patients, and a longt... Read more

High On Cooking On High

Airs at: Wed, 07/18/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Ngaio Bealum is a very funny person, which is a good thing because he works as a comedian. Ngaio is also a journalist and progressive political activist. His new show on Netflix, Cooking On High, brings together two important parts of any culture: food and drugs. On this ed... Read more

Human Rights and Drug Policy

Airs at: Wed, 06/20/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Rick Lines is the executive director of Harm Reduction International. Rick has been working in HIV and harm reduction services, policy, and advocacy since the early 1990s. He is known for his leading work in the areas of HIV and prisons, prison needle slash syringe programs... Read more

Modern Gladiators, Ancient Medicine

Airs at: Wed, 05/16/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with retired professional hockey player Riley Cote about professional sports, alternative medicine, and medicinal cannabis. Athletes4Care   Read more

Puffragettes, Mary Janes, and the Women of Weed

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this edition of Free Culture Radio, we speak with filmmaker Windy Borman about her new documentary Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, and we learn the answer to the question: What do you get when you combine gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and can... Read more

The Culture of Punishment

Airs at: Wed, 03/21/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Pushing Back Against the Culture of Punishment. The White House is pushing for a renewed war on drugs. The attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III – yes, that’s his real name – issued a memo to all US Attorneys on March Tw... Read more

Dennis Peron: Rest In Peace

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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This week, it's part one of our interview with journalist Fred Gardner about the late YIPPIE! and social justice activist Dennis Peron, regarded as the Godfather of Medical Marijuana. Plus, we speak with a nurse about supervised injection sites. Portland People's Outreach ... Read more

Harm Reduction in the UK

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On Wednesday, January 17, the UK Parliament's House of Commons held a debate on supervised consumption sites. On this installment of Free Culture Radio, we bring you portions of that audio, including MPs Ronnie Cowan, Thangam Debbonaire, and Alison Thewliss. In several nat... Read more

Stimulant Culture Part Two: Mama Coca

Airs at: Wed, 12/20/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On part two of our examination of stimulant culture, we explore cocaine -- Mama Coca, marching powder, Coca Cola's original secret ingredient -- with our guest Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Sanho Tree at the Institute ... Read more