Hosted by Subhash Kateel
Produced by Aidil Oscariz, Bruce Wayne Stanley, Muhammed Malik & Mara Leventhal

Important update on the show you come to for the realest talk about the realest issues: Monday Night (October 15) was our last show on 880 the Biz.  We are taking time to spend time with our families…just kidding.  Let’s Talk About It! is not going anywhere!  We are taking a little bit of time to build a new home and make the real talk about real issues and real people that we have committed to bigger, better and realer.  In the meantime, keep checking us out for regular updates.

1. Find out why Miami’s immigrant right activists have been busy shutting down the office of Mario Diaz-Balart and going on hunger fasts.

2. We talk to the artist TMNK, also known as Nobody, about why he tagged up a Lebron James billboard with commemorations of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez.

3.  Speaking of the late and loved Israel “Reefa” Hernandez, Dr. Deborah Mash (Neurology Professor , University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine) & Dr. Douglas Zipes (Distinguished Professor, Indian University School of Medicine)will debate whether police accusations of death by “excited delirium” of people in their custody is a real thing or a get out of jail/lawsuit free card.

4.  Miami is flooding (no kidding).  Find out from our friends at the Tropical Audubon Society if Urban Development Boundaries will make the flooding better or worse.

TONIGHT! Feb. 22 @ 7pm est

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.

But first…

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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