Family! After a week off, we are back bringing you real radio that talks about real issues that affect the lives of real people. This week…
1. The War on Drugs and Whitney!
One of the greatest singers of all time was laid to rest this weekend. As stupid as it is to speculate on Whitney Houston’s death before the autopsy results are released, everyone is doing it anyway. But the question people keep forgetting to ask is whether or not her long documented struggle with substance abuse is yet another example of a failed War on Drugs. The new allegations flying around about prescription drug abuse mirror a real life increase in prescription drug abuse in the community at large, even in cities like Miami, know as the city of the Cocaine Cowboys. How does a War on Drugs look when the pushers don’t get their product from cartels but from prescriptions? We will talk about all of this with Kassandra Frederique from the Drug Policy Alliance and substance abuse expert Jim Hall (Center for Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse-Nova Southeastern University).
2. Why Do Artists do Drugs?
All the speculation about Whitney’s death has come with a lot of judgment about her history of abuse. But beyond the judgment calls, we haven’t really had a real conversation about whether or not artists are more likely to use drugs, and if so why. We will stop speculating and start talking with Psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron and non drug using artist and friend of the show, La Guardia. Hopefully we can get some real answers.
3. Remembering Malcolm X
Yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. Decades later, he probably remains one of the most controversial, misunderstood and significant leaders of what some would call the Civil Rights movement (a term he rejected). Join us as we talk with Zahar Ali about the legacy on an icon.
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