Drug War Facts Audio Newsbriefs
We hear portions of the UN's Third Committee meeting on transnational crime and international drug control.
Doug McVay: The CDC releases data on alcohol involvement on so-called opioid and other drug overdoses, we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli and SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde on Recovery, and college debaters this season are discussing an end to prohibition.
Doug McVay reports: The short life and tragic death of Eric Sinacori, and new research from the CDC on opioid overdose deaths in the US.
Doug McVay reports: The feds release new data on drug use and the impact of drug policies, and Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation
Doug McVay reports: September is Recovery Month so we hear from Patrick Kennedy and ONDCP's Acting Director Michael Botticelli; the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime looks at the DEA; and Students for Sensible Drug Policy's annual conference is coming up September 25 through 29th.
Sat - Doug McVay interviews Steve Rolles of UK's Transform drug group re recent announcements by Global Drug Commission 1/2
Doug McVay reports: This week we discuss the Global Commission on Drug Policy's major new report on Pathways For Drug Policies That Work. Guest: Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation (UK).
Doug McVay Reports: This week, we talk politics and drug policy reform: how it works, how people like you and me can make our voices heard and more than that have a real impact – locally, nationally, and globally. Guest: Sanho Tree.
Sun - Doug McVay report on JAMA article: Cannabis lowers overdose death count
Doug McVay reports: A new drug czar is nominated, research about medical cannabis and opioid overdose, and a discussion with NORML's Paul Armentano.
Wed - Doug McVay interviews Dan Rush at Seattle Hempfest
Tue: Doug McVay interview with Vivian McPeak, Dir of Seattle Hempfest
Doug McVay reports: This week show is part two of our coverage of Hempfest 2014. The event was held August 15th, 16th, and 17th in Seattle, Washington. I walked miles from one end of the fest to the other to get audio and photographs of the activists and organizers from around the country working to legalize marijuana and end the war on drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week is part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest 2014. It's billed as the world's largest protestival, and it lives up to its reputation. The event is massive – three city parks, four music stages, and one smaller stage with panel discussions and in-depth presentations by leaders in the industry and the movement.