On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the failed referendum in Italy, and the country’s dire economic conditions.

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Fight ISIS through legal pot … Cannabis cafes coming to Alaska? … Native tribes pull back from “green rush” … “Sisters of the Valley” chastised … and more.


Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters

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Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”…  You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more.


Thousands of pot inmates to be released from Italian jails // The Weed Blog   The judicial system is reverting to previous sentencing rules. About 40 percent of Italian inmates are serving time for drug crimes.

Europe's premier bluegrass band, Red Wine, is coming to the Bay Area from their home in Genoa, Italy.  Martino Coppo and Silvio Ferretti recently celebrated the band's 30th anniversary by adding a couple of 20-somethings to the group, and Red Wine sounds better than ever.

You'll hear music from six Red Wine releases, including their latest (a world-wide radio debut!), to get you ready for concerts in Mountain View, Berkeley, and Winters.

(Listen to the show anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.)