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29 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
A Nice Cuppa
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we’re going to talk about one of the world’s most widely used drugs. It would be hard to overstate the impact that this substance and the culture surrounding it has had on nations and peoples around the world, it’s even played a part in...
29 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
We Will Not Be Silenced
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, discussion of human rights is shut out by the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Plus, we talk with Haven Wheelock from Outside In about harm reduction and supervised consumption sites, and with Shaun Shelly from the South African Netw...
29 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Music and Politics
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, a conversation about music and politics with Peter Marks from Rhythm Nation.
29 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Reform Trickles Upward
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we hear about drug safety testing and safe consumption spaces from Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst with Transform; Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director of Release, and Professor Alex Stevens from the University of Kent.
28 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Nothing About Us Without Us
Nothing about us, without us: A conversation with Lisa Al-Hakim, Director of Operations with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. September 15 is the International Day of Democracy so on this edition of Free Culture Radio we look at political organizing and advocacy by peo...
29 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Safe Supply: From Theory To Action
Safe supply, overdose prevention, and harm reduction: a conversation with Jeremy Kalicum and Eris Nyx from the Drug Users Liberation Front in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drug Users Liberation Front
29 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Equity and the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act
Equity and the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act: A conversation with Elan Hagens and Rebecca Martinez, co-founders of the Fruiting Bodies Collective and members of the Equity Subcommittee of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board. Fruiting Bodies Collective Oregon Health Auth...
28 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
History of the Drug War: Part One
At a news conference on June 17, 1971, disgraced former president Richard Nixon announced the start of the modern American drug war. On this edition of Free Culture Radio, history of the drug war part one, from Nixon through Reagan.
29 minutes | May 20, 2021
Nothing About Us Without Us
The International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) recently organized a panel discussion on why and how people who use drugs should be at the center of advancing policy towards decriminalization of drugs, drawing from examples of peer leadership on harm reduction and...
29 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Drug Policies Enshrined In Human Rights
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we hear a discussion on Promoting evidence-based drug policies and interventions enshrined in human rights with Marie Nougier, head of research and communications at the International Drug Policy Consortium; Edith Hofer, policy officer ...
28 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Any Positive Change
More of my conversation with Ron Williams and Devon Downeysmith from the Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance. Plus an update on Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, which was approved overwhelmingly by the voters of Oregon.
28 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Decolonizing Drug Policies
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Decolonizing Drug Policies. The New School recently held a fascinating web conference entitled "Decolonizing Drug Policy: Perspectives From the Americas and Asia." As they noted in the program: "Like healthcare, housing, and criminal j...
29 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Medical Cannabis In The Time Of Legal Weed
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, host Doug McVay is joined by longtime medical cannabis activist and US Air Force veteran Michael Krawitz to discuss the state of medical cannabis in the US and internationally.
29 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Ngaio Bealum is a very funny man, which is convenient because he’s a professional comedian. He’s also a journalist, actor, activist, chronisseur, raconteur, a good friend, and the very best weed comic in the business.
32 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
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29 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Decriminalization: It's What Works
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we're joined by comedian and journalist Ngaio Bealum to talk about the election, politics, and life. Plus: The decriminalization of drug use is about much more than just treating drug use as a health issue. Decriminalization of drug use...
29 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
On this installment of Free Culture Radio: activist journalism and the legalization movement. Seattle Hempfest is normally held on the third weekend of the year at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, right on the Puget Sound. Thanks to Covid, 2020 is nothing normal. There's no...
29 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Remembering A Friend
Kevin Zeese was an attorney, writer, and progressive political leader. Kevin passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2020. On this edition of Free Culture Radio, host Doug McVay remembers his colleague, mentor, and longtime friend who first inspired him to get involved in drug...
29 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Perspective: Use It Or Lose It
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we speak with Haven Wheelock, syringe services coordinator for Outside In and one of the chief petitioners for Oregon Ballot Measure 110, about harm reduction, overdose prevention, and decriminalizing people who use drugs; and we hear U...
29 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Harm Reduction, Decriminalization
Doctor Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance, from a panel organized by the Chicago Recovery Alliance entitled Tweaking Our Harm Reduction: A Stimulants Webinar.
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