Podcast for April 17 Shows


On the ‘Latest, Highest This is Hell!‘ we played the following interviews from 2009. Go ahead and  listen:

  • live from Dublin, Julien Mercille is a Professor at the University College of Dublin lecturing in US foreign policy. Julien writes regularly for Foreign Policy in Focus. The week this interview took place, Julien had just posted the story, “Trail of Afghanistan’s drug money exposed.”
  • Matthieu Aikins is an international freelance journalist and photographer who has reported from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan for Harper’s Magazine, Canada’s National Post and the Toronto Globe & Mail. For his reporting in 2008, Matthieu was the winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists Award in the Community Newspaper category, and the Atlantic Journalism Award for Enterprise Reporting. Matthieu’s article in December’s Harper’s is entitled, “The Master of Spin Boldak: Undercover with Afghanistan’s drug-trafficking border police.”
  • Eugenia Tsao is a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at the University of Toronto and a CGS Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (we have no idea what CGS stands for either, but we’ll ask Eugenia tomorrow). She had just written the story, “Inside the DSM: The Drug Barons’ Campaign to Make Us All Crazy.”
  • Manuel Perez Rocha directs “The NAFTA Plus and the SPP Advocacy Project,” part of the Global Economy Project. Manuel is a Mexican national who has led tri-national efforts to promote just and sustainable alternative approaches to North American economic integration for more than a decade. He had recently written the article, “The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico.”
  • Jeff Faux is founder and former president of the Economic Policy Institute where he is currently a distinguished fellow. Jeff’s most recent article was a piece in The Nation entitled, “So Far From God, So Close to Wall St.” He is the author of “The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future – and What It Will Take to Win It Back” (Wiley).
  • live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is a program director at the Center for International Policy‘s Americas Policy Program in Mexico City. The previous weekend, Laura wrote, “Drug War Doublespeak: Sorting Reality From Hype.”
  • Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML and the NORML Foundation. He is also the co-author of the forthcoming book “Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People To Drink?” (Chelsea Green). Paul had just written the story, “Marijuana Reform Is Part of the Progressive Agenda, So Why Are Obama’s Drug Cops Already Making Pot Raids?