On Sunday, October 29th 2017 nine individuals told their stories in a
performance titled: Shaping a Future: Life After Prison. The performance was
a culmination of writing workshops sponsored by the Regional Arts and
Culture Council. The project conceived of and organized ...
This meaty episode digs into the modern escalation of the War on Drugs
through a rhetorical analysis of the 1989 National Drug Control Strategy, a
review of the concrete policing and sentencing policies which lead to the
exponential rise in prison populations, and a ground-...
On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss stigma, language, mental
health, harm reduction, and drug policy reform with Sarah Merrigan, one of
the hosts of the This Week In Drugs podcast.
To understand why mass incarceration is the racial justice issue of our time,
we must situate the exponential growth of the prison system within the
historical legacy of slavery. The first half of this episode traces the
evolution of slavery from the Reconstruction Era thro...
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised
consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on
supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health
Commission on November 7th, so this week on Centu...
On this installment of Free Culture Radio, we're going to talk about
stimulants. I thought about easing into this subject by doing a show about
coffee. I mean, I live in Portland Oregon, and some stereotypes are earned.
Portland is where I learned how to drink coffee, there...
Patty Schemel has led an eventful life in the Pacific Northwest, having been
the drummer for the band Hole for much of the 90s and a member or founder of
several bands since the year 2000. She will be at Powell’s City of Books
tonight at 7:30, to join Sleater-Kinney drummer...
Our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference
#Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for
Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, an author and a senior research
scientist at RTI International.
What does the term "mass incarceration" actually refer to? Are private
prisons the driving force behind rising prison populations, or is there more
at work? And what is the difference between prison and jail, anyway? In
this pilot episode, Nicole introduces herself and a...
Prison Breakdown explores the past, present, and potential futures of mass
incarceration, blending cutting edge academic research with the perspectives
of people with direct experience with the criminal justice system. Host
Nicole Solomon Lindahl coordinated a college prog...