Don Hall is in long term recovery, he has become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, obtained a B.S. in Human Services, and a Masters of Business Administration.. Mr. Hall is active with several area organizations advocating for fair and equitable treatment of disadvantaged populations. +++ DTN Editorial
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Richard Van Wickler (Ret.) is author of Freedom's Guardians. RIck began his law enforcement career in 1987 and served as the Superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire, from 1993 to 2019. Van Wickler is a former adjunct professor of American Corrections at Keene State College, where he taught for 14 years.
Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and former Senior Medical Advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals.
David Shuster is our guest. Topic of discussion, the murder of Mr. Tyre Nichols. Mr Shuster who reports for The Young Turnks is a broadcast journalist and influencer with more than 25 years of experience across a wide range of national platforms within the broadcast news industry.
Superior Court Judge James P. Gray (ret) is a pioneer in calling for the end of drug war. He has written numerous books including Why our Drug Laws have Failed, A Judicial Indictment of the War On Drugs and Wearing the Robe.
Andrea Yatsco is part of the leadership in the nationally-recognized HEROES program. Geoffrey Ball is an LCDC . He heads up drug user outreach at the Harris Center. Jackie St Germain has a social work background, and is in the leadership at The Sobering Center.
Katharine Neill Harris, Ph.D., is the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her current research focuses on the availability of drug treatment for at-risk populations, the opioid epidemic, and the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis. She supports policy reforms that treat drug use as a public health issue
Phil Smith has been a drug policy journalist for more than two decades. He is the longtime writer and editor of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the nonprofit Stop the Drug War, and was the editor of AlterNet’s coverage of drug policy from 2015 to 2018. He was awarded the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edwin M. Brecher Award for Excellence in Media in 2013.
Roger Goodman is a Washington State Representative, who chairs the criminal justice committee with a particular focus on drug policy. Topics range from legal cannabis to legal Heroin, from overdose deaths to international madness. Roger is an American lawyer and politician serving as a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2007.
Maia Szalavitz latest opinion in the NY Times: It's Not Just About Pot. Our Entire Drug Policy Needs an Overhaul. Ms. Szalavitz has once again exposed the failings of our nations eternal war on drugs. She stands with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, with presidents, scientists and major media from around the world in exposing the inner workings and horrible ramifications of believing in drug prohibition.