February 17, 2012

Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers w/ Donald Wright

Donald Wright, author of "The Only Prayer IĆ¢??ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go" joins me tonight. The book issues a call for blacks in America to critically examine their loyalty and dedication to religion and adapt a lifestyle centered on rational thinking. Mr. Wright believes it is time to break the chains of mental bondage caused by religious dogma. To encourage fellowship and community service among Black non-believers, Mr. Wright and others have decided to have a day of solidarity for Black non-believers.

Rappin Politics & Music w/ Speech from Arrested Development

Tonight I am joined by Speech mostly known for his founding of the conscious hip-hop group Arrested Development. Arrested Development had a big hit with the single Tenneesee, which Speech wrote. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993. We will discuss why he has become disillusioned with politics in general but which politician gives him some measure of hope for change. Can't talk to a Grammy Winner without checking out some of his new music!

February 15, 2012

Ending the Drug War w/ Leonard Frieling

A new drug law has been signed by President Obama. The Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012 closes a loophole that treated the use of ultralight aircraft to help with drug smuggling different from the use of other aircraft. Now, their use can bring a long jail sentence and stiff fines. Tonight I am joined by Leonard Frieling of Law Enforcement Against Prohibtion. Mr. Frieling says "If the government stopped creating and supporting the artificially high street price of illegal drugs, the drug-associated crime would disappear."