#1105 The Surge comes to the War on Drugs

Air Date: 5-19-2017

Today we look at the impact Jeff Sessions and the entire Republican government is having on drug policy in America and how we should be addressing destructive drug addiction instead

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Jeff Sessions Pushes New War on Drugs While Killing Obama-Era Police Reform Measures - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 04-11-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cold Hearts / Closed Minds - Nanci Griffith

Ch. 4: Act 2: What Jeff Sessions means for the drug war - Fake the Nation - Air Date 4-20-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: High Demand - The Haymarket Squares

Ch. 6: Act 3: Jeff Sessions Demands "Strongest Possible Charges" For Drug Users - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-13-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: War On Drugs - Fifteen

Ch. 8: Act 4: Opiate Overdoses Drop in States with Legal Marijuana - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 04-08-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith

Ch. 10: Act 5: Drug Addicts Should Be Treated Like Patients, Not Criminals - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-26-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Winning the War On Drugs - Asylum Street Spankers

Ch. 12: Act 6: Call Congress to Support the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017 via @DrugPolicyOrg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: A Man Had Two Sons (One Was Addicted to Heroin) - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 3-6-16


Ch. 15: The Democratic Party is there for the taking - Erica from Seattle, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Final comments on how to take over the Democratic Party

Bonus Clip: You Too can Take Over a Political Party! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-15-16

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Call your Reps and Senators and tell them to support the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017

Get involved with Drug Policy Alliance and follow them @DrugPolicyOrg


Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences (NPR)

Senate Moves Forward with Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Jeff Sessions (Rolling Stone)

I prosecuted drug offenders in the ’80s. It was a disaster. Why is Sessions taking us back? (Vox)

Drug War Part 2: When the sequel is as bad as the original (The Hill, Opinion)

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies (CNN, 2016)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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