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Airs at: Wed, 11/18/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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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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Activist Journalism

Airs at: Wed, 10/21/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this installment of Free Culture Radio: activist journalism and the legalization movement. Seattle Hempfest is normally held on the third weekend of the year at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, right on the Puget Sound. Thanks to Covid, 2020 is nothing normal. There's no... Read more

Remembering A Friend

Airs at: Wed, 09/16/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Kevin Zeese was an attorney, writer, and progressive political leader. Kevin passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2020. On this edition of Free Culture Radio, host Doug McVay remembers his colleague, mentor, and longtime friend who first inspired him to get involved in drug... Read more

Perspective: Use It Or Lose It

Airs at: Wed, 08/19/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this edition of Free Culture Radio we speak with Haven Wheelock, syringe services coordinator for Outside In and one of the chief petitioners for Oregon Ballot Measure 110, about harm reduction, overdose prevention, and decriminalizing people who use drugs; and we hear U... Read more

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Harm Reduction, Decriminalization

Airs at: Wed, 07/15/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Doctor Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance, from a panel organized by the Chicago Recovery Alliance entitled Tweaking Our Harm Reduction: A Stimulants Webinar. Read more

Corruption, Brutality, and the New Fourth Rule

Airs at: Wed, 06/17/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 10, 2020 entitled Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability. We’ll hear from some of the witnesses, including: Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense an... Read more

The American Hemp Farmer

Airs at: Wed, 05/20/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Doug Fine is a journalist, a farmer, a goat herd, a hemp farmer and activist, and a best-selling author. His new book is American Hemp Farmer: Adventures and Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade, just released by Chelsea Green Publishing. I had the pleasure of speaking with ... Read more

Conversation with Professor Mitch Earleywine, PhD

Airs at: Wed, 04/15/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this installment of Free Culture Radio, we go deep in conversation with Professor Mitch Earleywine, PhD, a professor of psychology at SUNY-Albany, noted author and researcher, and member of the advisory board for NORML. Prof. Earleywine's lectures at YouTube   Read more

Drug Use In The Time Of Pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this edition of Free Culture Radio we’re going to talk about harm reduction services for people who use stimulants, or rather we’re going to listen to portions of a panel on the subject that featured Mike Discepola with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Mindy Vincent wi... Read more

Knowledge Into Action

Airs at: Wed, 02/19/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On the new installment of Free Culture Radio: putting knowledge into action. The evidence for supervised consumption facilities is clear and incontrovertible. Some will say yeah but the feds will never approve. Others get off their butts and work to make change happen. Audi... Read more

Public Health, Harm Reduction, and Recovery in the States

Airs at: Wed, 01/15/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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On this edition of Free Culture Radio we’re going to look at state level efforts to enhance public health, reduce the harms associated with drug use, and support recovery. On Tuesday, January 14, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on En... Read more