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Project Censored – 09.26.17

This week’s show coincides with Banned-Books-Week, and Mickey spends the hour with five guests, representing  a variety of perspectives, but all in agreement on the need to defend peoples’ right to read. The topics of discussion  include the origin of Banned-Books-Week in the 1980s, the ongoing attempts to restrict what students may read in school,  and the continuing importance of comic …

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Kit O’Connell – The War on Drugs Has Cost Taxpayers Over 1 Trillion Dollars

Despite increasing recognition of its usefulness as a medicine and increasingly state-level legalization, someone in the U.S. is arrested for marijuana possession about once every minute. The “war on drugs” costs Americans a staggering amount of money every year that it persists. Despite the billions they receive, federal, state and local law enforcement have a proven inability to stem the …