Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Luke Walden, co-author of The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts. The book tells the story of The Narcotic Farm, a federal hospital/prison for drug addicts in Lexington, Kentucky that opened in 1935 and closed forty years later.
Luke Walden is a documentary film cameraman and editor whose most recent credits include a film about UN peacekeeping in war-torn countries.
Randy White, founder of Portland.BrightNeighbor.com , discusses how this new website encourages people to share their skills and their stuff with their neighbors. The idea is to encourage community, nonconsumerism and sustainability, and to help each other in economic hard times.