Thirty years ago Portland was ringed by working farms and the community garden program was beginning to blossom. Today community gardens are still alive and well throughout Portland, but much of the old farms at the edge of town are now covered with housing and commercial development. On this segment of Locus Focus, host Barbara Bernstein talks with Mayor Sam Adams, Zenger Farm's Jill Kuehler and Clare Carver with Big Table Farm in Gaston, about why we need to protect local farms close to and inside our city. We look at the connections between land use policies that preserve small family farms and the growing movement to eat local food, and maybe even grow our own. Find out why eating and farming sustainably is a revolutionary act.
This week is part one of our coverage of the annual meeting of the United Nation's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with audio from Mike Trace, chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium, and Ross Bell, executive director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation. Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts, is the host. Century Of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network, online at drugtruth.net, for the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week is part two of our coverage of the annual meeting of the United Nation's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with audio from Yury Fedotov, director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and Assistant Secretary of State WIlliam Brownfield, head of the US State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts, is the host. Century Of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network, online at drugtruth.net, for the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
On this week's Century Of Lies we talk with Jeff Anderson from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 about organizing workers in the cannabis industry, and with activist and federal medical marijuana patient Elvy Musikka, plus we hear part of a presentation on marijuana as medicine from Donald Abrams, MD, of the University of California at San Francisco. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week: we talk with Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon about that state's efforts to implement its adult use program, and about how that will effect Oregon's medical marijuana program; plus Yesid Reyes Alvarado, Colombian Minister for Law & Justice, addresses the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week: Saturday May 2 was the Global Marijuana March. We attended the Portland GMM, and spoke with Russ Belville of Portland NORML and 420radio.org, Lindsey Rinehart of Parents 4 Pot and the UnderGreen Railroad, Bettie Retro of the International Women's Cannabis Association and Parents 4 Pot, Kaliko Castille of Portland NORML and The Weed Blog, and Urb Thrasher, stage MC and event organizer. We also hear from Erin Purchase and her daughter Mykala about cannabis oil and Mykala's battle against cancer. Plus, we talk with Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition about Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
This week: part two of our coverage of the UN General Assembly's meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from the Portuguese and Uruguayan delegates, plus an update on implementation of and changes to Oregon's medical and adult use marijuana programs. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)