drugs http://wamc.org en 7/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/71714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Activist Libby Post and executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Obama on Iran<br />Russia Sanctions<br />Clinton Speech<br />Cuomo Money<br />Federal Terrorism Insurance<br />O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run<br />Atlantic City's Decline<br />NFL Drug Abuse</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95057 at http://wamc.org 7/17/14 Panel 7/16/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/71614-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are Newsman Ray Graf, Political Consultant, Libby Post, and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.</p><p>Topics include:<br />GM Silence<br />Cuomo Money<br />Federal Terrorism Insurance<br />O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run<br />Atlantic City's Decline<br />NFL Drug Abuse</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94970 at http://wamc.org 7/16/14 Panel 7/15/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/71514-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, corporate lawyer Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP, and Political Consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Citibank Settlement<br />Immigration Legislation<br />O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run<br />Atlantic City's Decline<br />NFL Drug Abuse</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94877 at http://wamc.org 7/15/14 Panel Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-elizabeth-esty-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The heroin scourge is being felt across state lines.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there’s a link between guns and drugs.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 93788 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty "Marijuana Nation" By Roger Roffman http://wamc.org/post/marijuana-nation-roger-roffman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rogerroffman.com/">Roger Roffman</a> first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer in Vietnam. From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a researcher, scholar, therapist, activist, and user.</p><p>Ever since America’s youth first marched in opposition to the war in Vietnam, pot’s popularity has periodically ebbed and surged. Calls for greater, fewer, or no marijuana penalties also have swung on their own pendulum.</p><p>He writes about his experiences in <em>Marijuana Nation: One Man's Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization</em>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89280 at http://wamc.org "Marijuana Nation" By Roger Roffman "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story" By Robyn Doolittle http://wamc.org/post/crazy-town-rob-ford-story-robyn-doolittle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Shocking new revelations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, his family and associates by the Toronto Star reporter who has closely covered Ford’s career.</p><p><em>Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story</em>, by <a href="http://www.thestar.com/authors.doolittle_robyn.html">Robyn Doolittle</a>, will chronicle Ford’s ascent from a flamboyant city councillor to a mayor embroiled in controversy.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84591 at http://wamc.org "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story" By Robyn Doolittle "Crash and Burn" By Artie Lange http://wamc.org/post/crash-and-burn-artie-lange <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Crash and Burn</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focuses on different moments in comedian </span><a href="http://artiequitter.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Artie Lange</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s life-examining and horrifying and often hilarious detail how drugs ruined his career, his intimate relationships and nearly severed his relationship with his own family.</span></p><p>He digs deep into his past critically analyzing his life, pin pointing his decent into the hellish throws of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and the ultimate journey to redemption.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77523 at http://wamc.org "Crash and Burn" By Artie Lange Anti-Crime Task Force Launches In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/anti-crime-task-force-launches-western-massachusetts <p>An anti-crime task force was &nbsp;launched on Friday to help almost 50 mostly small towns in western Massachusetts combat drugs, guns and gangs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The members of the task force, most of whom will be working undercover, were sworn in Friday at the Northampton office of the Northwestern District Attorney.&nbsp; The top priority is to disrupt the distribution of drugs, which District Attorney David Sullivan said is at the root of most crime in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60501 at http://wamc.org Anti-Crime Task Force Launches In Western Massachusetts New York A.G. task force seizes cocaine, guns in second major bust of the last two months http://wamc.org/post/new-york-ag-task-force-seizes-cocaine-guns-second-major-bust-last-two-months <p>New York’s top law enforcement officials were joined by Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and Police Chief Steven Krokoff in Albany on Tuesday to announce a major drug indictment.</p><p>The 11-month operation, code-named “Operation North Star,” resulted in a 226 count indictment of 31 defendants and the seizure of nearly 2 kilograms of cocaine with an approximate street value of $200,000 dollars, more than $100,000 dollars in cash, three vehicles, a bulletproof vest, and a hand gun that police say was to be used in an imminent murder.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:44:09 +0000 57259 at http://wamc.org New York A.G. task force seizes cocaine, guns in second major bust of the last two months Pittsfield Settles In Methadone Clinic Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-settles-methadone-clinic-lawsuit <p>The City of Pittsfield announced that the lawsuit was reported settled in Federal Court earlier this week. As part of the agreement, Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. will open a methadone treatment center, used for treating heroin and other opioid addiction, in downtown Pittsfield.</p><p>Spectrum sued the City last year after previous Mayor James Ruberto refused to grant the organization a building permit for their original proposed downtown location. Spectrum claimed that the City’s refusal was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:52:58 +0000 Lucas Willard 45761 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Settles In Methadone Clinic Lawsuit