Cultural Baggage 2009

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    • 12/27/09
      • Fred Burton
      • Drug Truth Archive "Best of 2009": Fred Burton of Stratfor, an anti-terrorist organizatoin; Harold Hurdt, retiring police chief in Houston; Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation; Glenn Greenwald; David Rosenbloom of the Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Moses Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
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    • 12/20/09
      • Roger Goodman
      • Washington state Rep. Roger Goodman about legalization efforts.
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    • 12/13/09
      • Leigh Maddox
      • Leigh Maddox, former Maryland state police officer and now a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Tony Newman of Drug Policy Alliance with the top ten drug reform stories of 2009.
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    • 12/06/09
      • Mason Tvert
      • Mason Tvert, director of Safer Choice in Colorado and author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?", discusses progress in marijuana reform.
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    • 11/29/09
      • Irvin Rosenfeld
      • Irvin Rosenfeld, a Florida stockbroker, is supplied with 300 cannabis cigarettes each 25 days by the DEA, FDA and NIDA.
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    • 11/22/09
      • Danny Kushlick
      • Danny Kushlick of the U.K.-based Transform Organisation outlines "After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation"; interview with Ira Glasser at the Drug Policy Alliance conference.
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    • 11/15/09
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann's opening speech at the Drug Policy Alliance conference in Albuquerque.
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    • 11/08/09
      • General Stephen N. Xenakis
      • Drug Policy Alliance report and conference "Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration" with General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.; Guy Gambill, veterans’ advocate; Abel Moreno of Vets 4 Vets.
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    • 11/01/09
      • Howard Wooldridge
      • Howard Wooldridge, founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition; Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle on the level of violence in Mexico.
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    • 10/25/09
      • Tony Newman
      • Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses major changes in the media coverage of the drug war and the DPA's forthcoming conference in New Mexico; Dr. Joel Hochman's advice to parents of drug users.
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    • 10/18/09
      • Richard Evans
      • Attorney Richard Evans of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies; Paul Armentano of national NORML.
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    • 10/11/09
      • Anthony Placido
      • Anthony Placido, assistant administrator and chief of intelligence for the DEA; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 10/04/09
      • Beto O'Rourke
      • Report from the El Paso conference on the war on drugs: president of the University of Texas at El Paso, mayors of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, El Paso City Councilman Beto O'Rourke, Terry Nelson of LEAP and Mike Agar.
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    • 09/27/09
      • Craig Reinarman
      • Report from El Paso drug conference with Professor Craig Reinarman, Dr. Dennis Bixler, John Burnett of NPR, Juan Carlos Hidalgo and Judge James Gray.
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    • 09/20/09
      • Lew Rockwell
      • Lew Rockwell presentation "Never Talk to the Police"; Phil Smith; official government truth with Winston Francis.
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    • 09/13/09
      • Paul Armentano
      • Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML and co-author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Why are We Driving People to Drink?"
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    • 09/06/09
      • John H. Richardson
      • John H. Richardson of Esquire.
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    • 08/30/09
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance, on progress in the 100-year drug war; "Johnny Appleweed" by Brian Ashley Jones.
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    • 08/23/09
      • Fred Gardner
      • Fred Gardner, editor of O'Shaughnessy's medical marijuana journal, takes listener calls; nurse Ken Wolski of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey on the trial of a medical marijuana patient with multiple schlerosis.
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    • 08/16/09
      • Loretta Nall
      • Loretta Nall, Alabama drug reformer, and Fred Gardner, editor of O'Shaughnessy's medical marijuana journal; Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr.
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    • 08/03/07
      • Froma Harrop
      • Froma Harrop, syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate; Loretta Nall on drug policy in Alabama.
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    • 08/02/09
      • Arthur Benavie
      • Professor Arthur Benavie, author of "Drugs: America's Holy War"; DTN Editorial; Paul Armentano of NORML; Cookville police plant drugs.
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    • 07/26/09
      • Paul Armentano
      • Paul Armentano of NORML, co-author of "Marijuana is Safer: So Whey are We Driving People to Drink?"; Eric Sterling, president of Criminal Justice Policy Foundation.
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    • 07/15/09
      • Jack Cole
      • Jack Cole, director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Dr. Fredrick Polak of Amsterdam, courtesy CBS News; "Interesting Man" III.
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    • 07/08/09
      • Jerry Paradis
      • Jerry Paradis, retired Canadian judge and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Paul Armentano of NORML on forthcoming convention in San Francisco.
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    • 07/01/09
      • Jamie Fellner
      • Jamie Fellner, senior counsel for U.S. Human Rights Watch; DTN editorial.
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    • 06/24/09
      • Moises Naim
      • Dr. Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine; Norm Stamper, former Seattle police chief and speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; "Interesting Man" III; Abolitionist Moment.
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    • 06/17/09
      • Casper Leitch
      • Casper Leitch, producer and host of Time4Hemp.com, discusses the history of his efforts; Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project on the legislature's override of the governor's veto in Rhode Island.
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    • 06/10/09
      • Claudia Rubin
      • Claudia Rubin with RELEASE in the U.K. regarding their campaign "Nice People Take Drugs"; Dr. Joel Hochman's warning to parents; Julie Roberts of Drug Policy Alliance on forthcoming cannabis distribution in New Mexico.
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    • 06/03/09
      • Marc Emery
      • U.S. prison sentences await Marc Emery, Canadian marijuana activist; Reverend Eddy Lepp and cannabis dispensary owner Charles Lynch; comments from Ed Rosenthal.
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    • 05/27/09
      • David Rosenbloom
      • David Rosenbloom, the new president and CEO of CASA; Kevin Zeese, president of Common Sense for Drug Policy; Abolitionist Moment.
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    • 05/20/09
      • Ethan Nadelmann
      • Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance; Afghan Army use of hashish estimated at 75 percent per Guardian report.
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    • 05/13/09
      • Maia Szalavitz
      • Maia Szalavitz, author of "Help at Any Cost"; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Abolitionist Moment and DTN Editorial.
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    • 05/06/09
      • Brian O'dea
      • Brian O'dea, author of "High: Confessions of a Pot Smuggler"; Phil Smith, reporter with Stop the Drug War.
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    • 04/29/09
      • Nora Callahan
      • Nora Callahan, director of November Coalition for prisoners' rights; Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; "Most Interesting Man."
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    • 04/22/09
      • Buford Terrell
      • Buford Terrell, professor of law; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Family Guy clip; DTN Editorial.
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    • 04/15/09
      • Glenn Greenwald
      • Glenn Greenwald's presentation to the Cato Institute regarding seven successful years of drug decriminalization in Portugal; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 04/08/09
      • Glenn Greenwald
      • Glenn Greenwald's speech to Cato Insitute about seven years of decriminalization in Portugal; intro by Tim Lynch; corrupt police story with Phil Smith; Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 04/01/09
      • Cliff Schaffer
      • Cliff Schaffer, founder of DrugLibrary.org and MarijuanaBusinessNews.com, discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; the Abolitionist's Moment.
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    • 03/25/09
      • Terry Nelson
      • U.N. Drug Conference NGOs speak in Vienna, with Professor Fredrick Polak, Terry Nelson of LEAP, Lennice Werth, Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris, courtesy Vienna Public Radio.
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    • 03/18/09
      • Amanda Fielding
      • Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation on drug research in the U.K., is interviewed at the U.N. drug conference in Vienna by Michael Krawitz; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts; Country version of Eternal War.
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    • 03/11/09
      • Charles Lynch
      • Charles Lynch, cannabis dispensary operator aligned with the mayor and chamber of commerce, now facing five years in federal prison; Cheryl Aichele, ally of Mr. Lynch; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; a DTN Editorial.
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    • 03/04/09
      • Steve DeAngelo
      • Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland California, gives us a tour of the facility; "Official Government Truth" with Winston Francis; the LEAP report from Terry Nelson; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts.
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    • 02/25/09
      • Richard Lee
      • Oaksterdam II: Founder Richard Lee, anonymous instructor, Keith Stevenson of Purple Heart Dispensary, attorney James Anthony of LEAP, attorney Robert Raich.
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    • 02/18/09
      • Harold Hurtt
      • Police Chief of Houston, Texas, Harold Hurtt; Irma Rios, the director of the Houston crime lab.
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    • 02/11/09
      • Dana Larsen
      • Dana Larsen of British Columbia on Canadian court rulings and marijuana dispensaries; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; report on school administrators.
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    • 02/04/09
      • Richard Mack
      • Former Sheriff Richard Mack, now with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Philppe Lucas of Vancouver Island Compassion Society reports Canada's Supreme Court has once again declared marijuana laws unconstitutional; more regarding Michael Phelps from Radley Balco of Reason.
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    • 01/28/09
      • Cassandra Herrman
      • Cassandra Herrman, producer of a new PBS documentary "Tulia Texas," and Tulia defense attorney Jeff Blackburn; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 01/21/09
      • Ed Rosenthal
      • Ed Rosenthal and Dale Gieringer, co-authors of "Medical Marijuana Handbook"; Terry Nelson of LEAP; a visit from Ray Hill of the Prison Show.
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    • 01/14/09
      • Fred Burton
      • Fred Burton, author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counter Terrorism Agent"; Marijuana Policy Project grades the Bush administration; Terry Nelson reports for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 01/07/09
      • Brian Bennett
      • Brian Bennett discusses the history of the drug war; Fred Burton, vice president of counterterrorism at Stratfor and author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent"; Sigifredo Gonzales, sheriff of Zapata County, and Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County both call for a look at legalization; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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