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audio wtul news talks with Steve Merlan of Books2 Prisoners (audio/mpeg 8.2MB) by wtul news
We caught steve merlan on the street to talk to him about books2 prisoners new orleans, b2pnola.org, about their service work. On the table are how book requests work, and the challenges of reading while inside the prison system. Volunteer nights are weekly, sundays at 2527 George Nick Connor drive 4pm.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:31AM
audio Education Opportunities for Incarcerated Persons - Bridging the Gap (audio/mpeg 20.0MB) by WTUL News and Views
Bruce Reilly joined Janet Hays on WTUL News and Views in studio to discuss the documentary First Degree - an intimate portrait of three Sing Sing inmates who discover the transformative power of higher education. Their stories are emblematic of larger challenges regarding the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. Bruce is well qualified to speak on the subject. Formerly incarcerated himself, he is now Deputy Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans, LA, a gradua...
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:38PM
audio Governments Disagree Over Global Drug Control: UN's drug meeting in Vienna (audio/mpeg 9.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN's drug meeting in Vienna.
Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2016 7:10PM
audio Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs" (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Gone viral: an excerpt of Dan Baum's piece, "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs," recently published in the April 2016 issue of Harper's magazine, has been shared across social media, resulting in videos, quotes, tweets, and more. Here's the full piece, it's a long one, with policy recommendations, data, and more.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio Let’s start with a question... (Attachment On: Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs") (audio/mpeg 8.1MB) by WTUL News & Views
In Part 2 the author defines our drug problem. It isn't simple drug use, as debilitating drug addiction is relatively small. Rather, Baum introduces policies in Portugal and around the world that have decriminalized drug use to treat it as a public health problem.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio So why doesn’t the United States decriminalize? (Attachment On: Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs") (audio/mpeg 11.5MB) by WTUL News & Views
In Part 2 the author defines our drug problem. It isn't simple drug use, as debilitating drug addiction is relatively small. Rather, Baum introduces policies in Portugal and around the world that have decriminalized drug use to treat it as a public health problem.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio Colorado has allowed medical marijuana since 2000 (Attachment On: Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs") (audio/mpeg 11.4MB) by WTUL News & Views
In Part 4, the author explores his home state and the state furthest along this path, Colorado. "In 2009, Britain’s Transform Drug Policy Foundation put out a 232-page report called “After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation.” The authors suggested issuing licenses for buying and using drugs, with sanctions for those who screw up — much like gun licenses in some U.S. states, or driver’s licenses. Users would have their purchases tracked by computer, so rising use would, in theory, be noticed, making intervention possible. Legal vendors would bear partial responsibility for “socially destructive incidents” — the way bartenders can be held responsible for serving an obvious drunk who later has an accident behind the wheel. For pricing, the report suggests prices high enough to “discourage misuse, and sufficiently low to ensure that under-cutting . . . is not profitable for illicit drug suppliers.” And although the British group argued for a generally more laissez-faire market than European and Canadian government-run heroin-distribution systems, it embraced a complete ban on any kind of advertising and marketing, and argued instead for plain, pharmaceutical style packaging."
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio I voted for marijuana legalization even though I hadn’t smoked pot in years... (Attachment On: Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs") (audio/mpeg 44.9MB) by WTUL News & Views
In Part 5, the author concludes, "Legalizing, and then regulating, drug markets will likely be messy, at least in the short term. Still, in a technocratic, capitalist, and fundamentally free society like the United States, education, counseling, treatment, distribution, regulation, pricing, and taxation all seem to better fit our national skill set than the suppression of immense black markets and the violence and corruption that come with it."
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio PsyOp aimed at EU/NATO leadership, this week's Brussels Attacks are Europe's 9/11 (audio/mpeg 16.6MB) by Tony Gosling
Brussels Attacks - Belgian authorities word unquestioned, presented as fact BCfm's weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:43AM
audio Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, Religious Leaders Demand Sheriff's Resignation (audio/mpeg 43.5MB) by WTUL News & Views
Interview with Orleans Parish Reform Coalition member, Janet Hays, in advance of press conference in New Orleans. OPPRC and Religious Leaders demand Sheriff Marlin Gusman resign from office immediately, citing the pervasive culture of violence and neglect in the new jail.
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:40AM
audio Proposed city ordinance would reform marijuana prohibition in New Orleans (audio/mpeg 23.4MB) by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell - Executive Director of CommonsenseNOLA - a marijuana reform advocacy organization. Listeners learn about why a proposed city ordinance that would reform marijuana prohibition in New Orleans is needed. Discussed are issues of racial equity, summonses, citations and the negative economic and humanitarian impacts of high bonds amounts on poor people who have committed low level non-violent offenses.
Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2016 7:02PM
audio SF Housing Activists Protest Displacement at Super Bowl Site (audio/mpeg 10.1MB) by Rubble
Hundreds of activists marched through downtown to the site of “SuperBowl City” Saturday to protest unrelenting economic displacements, part of a series of protests during this 3-week long corporate extravaganza in attempts to highlight to the world the city’s pathetic political priorities. Hear housing organizer Tommi Avicolli Mecca describe aspects of the problems in short stops in front of Twitter headquarters at 7th and Market and at the Market and Powell cable car stop, speaking ...
Posted: Sun Feb 7, 2016 3:27PM
audio Hard Knock Radio on MLK and 2016 Reclaim MLK 96 Hours of Action (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) by KPFA
Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1FM @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting, hosted by Davey D and Anita Johnson. This is their series of broadcasts around Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016.
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:56PM
audio #Reclaim MLK 2016: 96 Hours of Direct Action (Attachment On: Hard Knock Radio on MLK and 2016 Reclaim MLK 96 Hours of Action) (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) by KPFA
January 19, 2016 On today’s program we speak with Alicia one of the protesters from the Bay Area Bridge shut down. And later we hear from organizers gathered at the homes of Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, Police Chief Sean Whent and San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr to protest the accelerated expulsion of Black and Brown people from these communities, police terrorism and to demand fair economic disbursement among the city’s residents. We spoke with Alicia of BlackSeed, Jason Wallac, Jenny Grogan and Renisha Johnson.
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:56PM
audio Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : Remembering the Dream (Attachment On: Hard Knock Radio on MLK and 2016 Reclaim MLK 96 Hours of Action) (audio/mpeg 10.3MB) by KPFA
January 15, 2016 Today on Hard Knock, we’ll hear landmark speeches from American Civil Rights icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with interviews from two leading authors Gary Younge and Alice Walker. Hard Knock Radio host Davey spoke with both authors and asked each to discuss King’s legacy and the significance of his activism. You’ll hear first from Alice Walker, American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Walker has written several other literary gems, including The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy. and also intertwined into today’s special you’ll hear from Gary Younge, a feature writer and columnist for the Guardian, is the author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South, and The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream.
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:56PM
audio Justice for State Murders of Mario and Martin...1-19-16 Mouse Report (audio/mpeg 9.1MB) by DJ Mouse
Families demand justice in SFPD shootings of Mario Woods, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto and Kenneth Harding
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:17PM
audio Busting SF Murder Boss (Attachment On: Justice for State Murders of Mario and Martin...1-19-16 Mouse Report) (audio/mpeg 24.7MB) by DJ Mouse
"I place you under citizen's arrest Greg Suhr"
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:17PM
audio 1-22-13 Mouse Report (Attachment On: Justice for State Murders of Mario and Martin...1-19-16 Mouse Report) (audio/mpeg 64.2MB) by DJ Mouse
William Pepper on Air America, Dr. Martin Luther King on freedom and DJ mouse and the Harding/Nieto/Lopez/Woods murder boss on KALW in January 2013
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:17PM
audio Interview with Jackie Sumell on Solitary Gardens Project (audio/mpeg 25.4MB) by WTUL News & Views
DJ Habi of WTUL News and Views interviews artist and prison reform advocate Jackie Sumell about her in-progress exhibition called The Solitary Gardens. Sumell discusses Herman Wallace, who sparked her interest in the abolition of solitary confinement, and who was the focus of one of her previous projects titled Herman's House. She explains the symbolism behind the project, as well as the medicinal and healing values it will have.
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:47AM