We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.
I spoke with: Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy; Samuel Roberts, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; and Scott Nolen, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at OSI-Baltimore.
Registration and more information on this free event can be by clicking here.
On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled “Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire,” which names Baltimore as the “heroin capital of America.” We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
Listen to a ten-minute excerpt from this morning’s Annapolis Summit, which takes place annually on the opening day of the Maryland Legislative Session, on marijuana. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley,Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch discuss their opinions on improving medical access, legalization and decriminalization of the drug.
Hear the Governor’s comments first in response to an audience member’s question. The Senate President and House Speaker’s comments start right around the 5-minute mark.
Retired Major Neill Franklin, a 33-year police veteran and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) joins us for a conversation on the war on drugs as well as marijuana regulation in Maryland and beyond.
We talk with youth from both the U.S. and Mexico about what it’s like to be caught in the middle of America’s War on Drugs.
Our guests will be: Jennifer Aguirre, a teacher from West Baltimore; Ifetayo Kitwala and Donche Golder, two student leaders from The Intersection, a Baltimore project that helps youth learn to organize and advocate for themselves; and Rodolfo David Bailon Perez and Yariela Lizeth Oseguera Alcazar, student leaders from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
We sit down with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran, to discuss a multitude of issues, from racial profiling of Black men to the status and impact of the international War on Drugs.
We discuss the ACLU study released this week that reveals racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests, and lists Maryland as fourth in the nation for such arrests. We will examine implications of the study as well as America’s drug policy, with:
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