War on Drugs

June 7, 2017

Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

June 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - 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.
August 29, 2014

Is Baltimore Really The Heroin Capital of America?

August 26, 2014 - Segment 2 - 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.
January 8, 2014

Excerpt: Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch on Legalizing Marijuana

11th Annual Annapolis Summit - Excerpt - 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.
November 21, 2013

Gubernatorial Candidate Del. Heather Mizeur Announces Marijuana Legalization Plan for Maryland

November 20, 2013 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with an interview with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delegate Heather Mizeur, on her just-announced plan to legalize and regulate marijuana.
November 7, 2013

Failed War On Drugs: Solutions For The United States & Latin America

November 7, 2013 - Segment 3 - We turn our focus to the failed War on Drugs, and discuss alternatives that include legalization of marijuana and better outcomes for the United States and Latin America.
September 13, 2013

Ret. Major Neill Franklin on Marijuana in Maryland and the War on Drugs

September 13, 2013 - Segment 3 - 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.
September 6, 2013

Dialogue Between Ciudad Juarez and Baltimore: What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Violent Community

September 6, 2013 - Segment 4 - 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.
August 1, 2013

Ret. Major Neill Franklin On Racial Profiling, War On Drugs, & More

August 1, 2013 - Segment 1 - 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.
June 6, 2013

ACLU: Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests

June 6, 2013 - Segment 2 - 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.