Ralph talks to Dickson Despommier about “vertical farming,” how to raise farm crops in tall inner-city buildings. And hemp lobbyist, Eric Steenstra, tells us about his ongoing efforts to convince Congress to make hemp farming legal.
Today on Flashpoints: The social and political history of cannabis as the people of the state of California seem ready to give the go for the legalization of recreational use. We feature a mini-debate on Prop 64 AUMA – Adult Use Marijuana Act exploring major breakthroughs in the medical use of cannabis and we’ll take … Continued
This weekend marks the anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We talk with Tia Oso, who interrupted NetRoots Nation to remind that black lives matter. It’s the Berkeley Barb’s 50th anniversary–we’ll talk about journalism, then and now. PLUS: David Casarett, Md and professor of medicine, makes the case for the medical … Continued
“Idealism is naive: people won’t rise above self-interest to serve the greater good.” Cynicism rules in much of modern life—but not in a new book by Stanford professors William Damon and Anne Colby. ALSO: actor and activist Sherry Glaser takes us behind the cannabis curtain with her new one-woman show. With host Kris Welch.