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)
Joe Clement reads an article by Ken White titled "The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement". It is a tongue and cheek report about Portland Police Union President, Daryl Wilson, and his response to Diana Scott's recent ruling that called out Portland Police officers. 7:16 minutes (6.66 MB)
Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Serres, Conservation Director of the Columbia River Keeper, about the potential environmental and safety impacts of a proposal to site the largest oil-by-rail storage facility in the United States right here in our own backyard in Vancouver, Washington. The proposed facility would have a carbon impact equivalent to 43% of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. 15:49 minutes (14.48 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Robert Naiman, on Palestine/Israel on the new field of battle after the Israeli election and the winners, Benjamin Netanyahu, succeeding by attacks on Israeli Arabs and rejection of a two state solution. 18:49 minutes (17.23 MB)
1, It's a literal demonstration in front of the Capitol steps to draw attention to debate on the Coal to Clean Energy legislation (SB 477; HB 2729), which would move electric utilities toward more local, renewable energy., more than 200 people are expected at the rally, which will feature speakers from the public health field, academia and business. 28:44 minutes (19.73 MB)
This interview is with artist and performer Goapele who OnTheGround for EarToTheStreets interviewed on March 11th 2015. She spoke about her work as an artist and the business side of producing her own albums through her idependent record label SkyBlaze. Goapele is a native to Oakland California and started out in music with her first album Closer….and her newest album Strong As Glass features ‘Hey Boy’ with SNOOP DOG and ‘My Love’ with ERIC BENET was released in October 2014.
38:05 minutes (34.87 MB)
As south Florida begins to sink below rising sea levels, the Governor Scott administration appears to be building a wall to protect itself from damaging information about the role that climate change is actually having. His offices in Tallahassee, located somewhat inland, appear to be safe for now from harsh reality.
Florida appears to be on the dangerous cutting edge of denialism and the suppression of inconvenient truth. A climate of fear, insecurity and stasis seems to pervade agencies charged with environmental protection and regulation. 18:33 minutes (16.98 MB)
Host Paul Roland talks with Mimi German of No Nukes NW about the continuing Fukushima disaster. She is organizing an event on Wednesday, March 11, "A Requiem for the Ocean-- Fukushima x4 And Beyond" noon at Pioneer Square in Portland.
Facebook event: 56:55 minutes (78.17 MB)