Potstirrer Podcast

Potstirrer Podcast

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical... Show More
September 24, 2019 39 min

CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses mature themes, including illicit drug use and graphic details of murder. Listener discretion is advised.

The War on Drugs in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 1971, and 20 percent of the prison population is incarcerated for drug offenses. Yet there is little evidence it is responsible for declining drug use. How did the War on Drugs truly begin? Jaye explores US history and explains how Prohibition led to our nation's drug war.

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Source Links:

https://www.kqed.org/lowdown/24153/reefer-madness-the-twisted-history-of-americas-weed-laws
https://www.history.com/news/marijuana-criminalization-reefer-madness-history-flashback
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/membership/archive/2019/01/25-years-reefer-madness/580351/
https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/prohibition
https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fdas-evolving-regulatory-powers/milestones-us-food-and-drug-law-history
https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1273&context=wmjowl
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bitter-aftertaste-prohibition-american-history-180969266/
Okrent, Daniel. 2010. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. New York: Scribner.
https://www.npr.org/2011/06/10/137077599/prohibition-speakeasies-loopholes-and-politics
https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/north-america/us/ku-klux-klan/the-second-ku-klux-klan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/28/in-1927-donald-trumps-father-was-arrested-after-a-klan-riot-in-queens/
https://www.history.com/news/kkk-terror-during-prohibition
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2015/12/prohibition-history-how-the-ban-on-booze-produced-the-modern-american-right.html
http://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/the-history/enforcing-the-prohibition-laws/the-supreme-court-and-prohibition/
https://timeline.com/harry-anslinger-racist-war-on-drugs-prison-industrial-complex-fb5cbc281189
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/column-war-on-drugs-merely-fights-the-symptoms-of-a-faulty-system/
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xd7d8d/how-marijuana-came-the-united-states-456
https://history.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/2006_Ari%20Cushner.pdf
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/harry-anslinger-the-man-behind-the-marijuana-ban/
https://www.cbp.gov/about/history/did-you-know/marijuana
https://www.cannabis-marijuana.com/assassin-of-youth.html
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/reports/2018/06/27/452819/ending-war-drugs-numbers/

Music:

Potstirrer Podcast Theme composed by Jon Biegen from Stranger Still
http://strangerstillshow.com/

Dana composed by Vibe Tracks

Bayou State of Mind composed by Jingle Punks

Temptation composed by Chris Haugen

Almost a Year Ago composed by John Deley and the 41 Players

Mist composed by Odonis Odonis

White Hats composed by Wayne Jones

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