Barbara Lee

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Barbara Lee is the Congresswoman for the 13th District of California. She chose this song by Nina Simone because it has echoes in today's Black Lives Matter Movement. Listen, think, and react appropriately.

Eli Wirtschafter

The East Bay’s congressional representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill last year that would greatly expand access to abortions. It gets rid of what’s called the Hyde Amendment, the restriction on abortion spending by the federal government.


Historic review of Schedule 1 listing closes… Live election coverage planned… Mothers risk jail to treat kids… What Ben Cohen says… and more.


Five plans for California’s legal cannabis //  It’s going to happen, says UC-Berkeley professor, so start planning now.

Portable Network Graphics

East Bay Congressional members tell US Attorney to back off… Mountie kicked out for smoking medical pot… Consultant pessimistic about Washington state’s legalization experiment… Peter (“better than scotch”) Lewis dies… and more.


(ASA) // The scientific merits of medical cannabis will be considered in federal court for the first time in nearly 20 years tomorrow. The US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC is set to hear oral arguments challenging the government’s classification of marijuana as a seriously dangerous drug, with no medicinal value. Their decision could come at any time, but proponents don’t expect an answer for several months.