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1.  Why do artists do drugs?
You don’t hear real talk like this.  Dr. Elaine Aron breaks down the emotional ups and downs of art and the creative process and discusses the possibility that both drug users and great artists come from the same psychologically defined grouping of “highly sensitive” people. Friend of the show La Guardia gives his take on it all, talks about his anti-drug community work and denies his latent addiction to Lucky Charms.  Download here or press play below.

2.  Whitney and the War on Drugs.
How does Whitney’s legacy affect how we think about the War on Drugs?  Listen to Jim Hall (Center for Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse, Nova Southeastern University) discuss Miami’s, the supposed cocaine capital of the country, prescription drug abuse is giving the white horse a run for its money and its death toll. Hall also boldly declares the war on drugs over and stresses the importance of medicalizing the country’s drug problem.  You can also hear Kassandra Frederique (Drug Policy Alliance) kinda disagree with him but agree that the war on drugs has been a complete failure.  Download the segment here or press play below…

3. Remembering Malcolm.  Finally we remember El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known  as Malcom X. On the 47th Anniversary of his death we speak with Zaheer Ali who goes beyond pigeonholes and caricatures to try and understand Malcolm’s legacy in its entirety.  Download the segment here or press play below. 

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