Crime is way down, and law and order advocates argue that’s the result of expanded policing and other punitive measures. But sociologist Alex Vitale says there’s no evidence that’s true. He discusses how expanded policing is the flip side of neoliberal economic austerity and the slashing of social services. Resources: Alex Vitale, The End of … Continued
On today’s, I’ll speak to Jim Pugh and Alan Williams about universal basic income to indigent San Franciscans and Ted Louis, Global Exchange’s Mexico and Human Rights Program Director on their recent caravan to New York for the United Nation’s Special Session on drug prohibition.
At this time of year many people who suffer from addictions find the holidays to be particularly stressful. Isolation, illness, poverty, neglect, pain, and abuse, are some of the things that can influence a person to use drugs as an escape from what they are feeling and thinking. I will be joined by Jennifer Golick, LMFT and Jorge … Continued
We speak with author, music and culture critic Nelson George. And later we speak with Rick “Freeway” Ross about his legal battles to over the use of his name. About Nelson George: He is an author, filmmaker, television producer, and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture. … Continued
With Sam Quinones, journalist and author of the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review has called Quinones “the most original writer on Mexico and the border.” His new book is about the opiate trade.