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Extra-Judicial Murders in the Philippines

Airs at: Sun, 07/23/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Last week the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US House of Representatives examined the thousands of murders as well as other human rights abuses being committed by the Government of the Philippines and its current president, Rodrigo Duterte. The witnesses testifie... Read more

You Don't Know My Pain

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
This week we talk about mental health and psychedelic evangelism with harm reduction and drug policy reform activist Sarah Merrigan. Read more

Time to Decriminalize the Use and Possession of Drugs

Airs at: Sun, 07/16/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week: The DPA held a news teleconference to announce the release of their new report on decriminalizing drug use and possession in the US, so we hear from Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, and Andrea Ritchie, a member of the Move... Read more

Think Globally, Act Locally

Airs at: Sun, 07/09/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week: the Oregon Legislature has passed a bill to force law enforcement to begin addressing racial profiling, and which also reduces simple possession of some drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; plus the Oregon Justice Resource Center has released a guide on organizi... Read more

Drug Policy Reform in the Heartland

Airs at: Sun, 07/02/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week we speak with Sarah Merrigan, who's an organizer and drug policy reform activist in Nebraska; Energy Secretary Rick Perry compares state marijuana legalization with state climate control legislation; and the United Nations issues World Drug Report 2017. Read more

In-Depth Look at US Policy in Colombia: Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 06/12/2017 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Independent journalist Nico Bedoya has been in Colombia covering developments related to the guerillas of FARC, who have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1950s. He followed the rebellion through its violent stages, towards the UN peace deal, and into the cu... Read more

Department of Justice Shifts Budget Priorities From Civil Rights Enforcement to a Renewed War On Drugs

Airs at: Mon, 06/12/2017 at 4:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Ahead of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before congressional appropriations subcommittees, several national civil rights and justice system reform leaders are speaking out. They’re concerned about a Department of Justice budget that shifts priorities fr... Read more

In-Depth look at US Policy in Colombia: Part Two

Airs at: Thu, 06/22/2017 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Independent journalist Nico Bedoya has been in Colombia covering developments related to the guerillas of FARC, who have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1950s. He followed the rebellion through its violent stages, towards the U-N peace deal, and into the c... Read more

#SupportDontPunish

Airs at: Sun, 06/25/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week we remember a good friend, the drug policy reformer and marijuana activist Mickey Martin, and present an interview with him from 2013. Plus, June 26th is the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, so we speak with Fergal Eccles of Students for Sensible Drug ... Read more

Unbroken Brain - The Full Monty

Airs at: Wed, 06/21/2017 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist and author who covers addiction and neuroscience. Her latest book, the New York Times bestseller, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction uses her own story of recovery from heroin and cocaine addictio... Read more