Shaping a Future: Life After Prison - Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
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 ... Read more

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

Airs at: Fri, 11/17/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Prison Breakdown
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-... Read more

Putting People First

Airs at: Sun, 11/19/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
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. Read more

"Slavery Didn't End; It Evolved"

Airs at: Fri, 11/10/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Prison Breakdown
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... Read more

Supervised Consumption Facilities

Airs at: Sun, 11/12/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
  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... Read more

Stimulant Culture Part One

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
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... Read more

Hole Drummer Patty Schemel on Music, Life and Recovery

Airs at: Wed, 11/08/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
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... Read more

#Reform17 Part Four

Airs at: Sun, 11/05/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
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. Read more

Mass Incarceration 101

Airs at: Fri, 11/03/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Prison Breakdown
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... Read more

Prison Breakdown

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... Read more