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Philosophy Talk asks about altered states of consciousness

May 22, 2016

Can mind-altering drugs expand our consciousness and provide meaningful insight, or are they nothing more than a route to empty delirium?


RENATO MILLER

On the March 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation with Journalist Ioan Grillo about his new book, “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America.” 

Illustration by David Boyer.

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode four  listen to more.

Renato Miller

 On the January 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Journalist Ioan Grillo about his new book, “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America.” 

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015
Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Livermore Lab taking prosthetic arms to next level // Mercury News

"Once reserved for sci-fi heroes and far-fetched television shows, bionic arms that can communicate with the brain are under development at Lawrence Livermore Lab and five years away from human testing.

Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Legislators Draft Bills to Curb Use of Psych Meds on Foster Kids // KQED

"Almost one in four teenagers living in foster care in California is prescribed some type of psychotropic medication, found an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News. And of those teens, 60 percent are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

On today's Your Call, we’ll revisit Rose Aguilar’s conversation with Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker behind the documentary, The House I Live In, which “captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs.”  The drug war has lasted 40 years, cost 1 trillion dollars, and led to over 45 million arrests.  But what has it accomplished?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. 

May 25, 2012

Photo by Christopher Connelly

In the last twenty years, the Eastern African islands Zanzibar have become a top destination for tourists. They come for the beautiful beaches, the food, the history and the architecture.  But in the last two decades another economy has developed:  the drug trade.

Last night, in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood, a woman and a boy were sent to the hospital due to a mysterious explosion allegedly caused by drug manufacturing. The situation is undergoing investigation; it has not been released what drug was being made or what the relationship of the two were. Police plan to arrest the 33-year-old woman…