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The Brian Lehrer Show

Online Sales Tax; John Catsimatidis; Marijuana Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes if they make $1 million or more. We’ll hear about its status in the House and take calls from business owners. And a May series on marijuana legalization continues with a look at addiction and health. Plus: John Catsimatidis on his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor; a science journalist talks about making the decision to freeze her eggs; and the secret language of Craigslist real estate postings.

WNYC News

The Mary Jane Mindset: Teenagers and Marijuana

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

As 17-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle puts it, "Once you reach high school, weed is a part of your life." Even if you don't smoke, marijuana is at parties, the corners and parks near schools, and sometimes in school stairwells.

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The Takeaway

Evolution of Marijuana Culture, Future of Biking, Punk in Fashion

Thursday, May 09, 2013

How is Marijuana Culture Changing in This Country? | What it Might Take to Reinvent the Wheel | Lessons From a Female Union Electrician | The Rise of Bike Culture | Punk Fashion: From the Streets to the Met

Radio Rookies

The Mary Jane Mindset: Rookies report on Marijuana

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

WNYC

As 17-year-old Temityao Fagbenle puts it, "Once you reach high school, weed is a part of your life." Even if you don't smoke, marijuana is at parties, the corners and parks near schools, and sometimes in school stairwells.  Radio Rookies Temitayo Fagbenle and Gemma Weiner spent the past several months talking to dozens of teenagers who smoke weed about where they buy it, how much they spend on it, and how they think about risk.  Their story airs May 9th, listen here

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WNYC News

Does Medical Marijuana Work? The Experts Are Divided

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The phrase “medical marijuana” has a nice clinical ring to it, but doctors and researchers are divided on the data: some are confident that smoking pot can help a wide range of pains and other symptoms. Others remain skeptical.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bush v. Gore 13 Years Later; Who Smokes Pot; Joe Lhota

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has said that perhaps the high court should not have taken up Bush v. Gore. Hear what her comments tell us about the 5-4 decision, public opinion, and potential future cases. Then, a May series on marijuana legalization kicks off with Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington state on their legalization efforts. He’ll discuss the demographics of who smokes marijuana. Plus: Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota talks about his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor, and his policies for stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment; and a conversation about rationing and consumption.

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Coffee vs. Booze Edition

Saturday, April 27, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the challenges of questioning and prosecuting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the handling of terror suspects since 9/11. They also discuss the complexities that confront Colorado as it tries to regulate its new marijuana industry.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The That Dime Bag Will Be $14.50 with Tax Gabfest

Friday, April 26, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Debating Miranda, assessing Obama and taxing Mary Jane.

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The Takeaway

America's Relationship with Marijuana

Monday, April 22, 2013

America has a love-hate relationship with marijuana. Millions of people use the drug but it remains mostly illegal. Alfred Ryan Nerz, a journalist and self-professed marijuana enthusiast explores the country's dysfunctional relationship with cannabis and his own experience with the drug in a new book, "Marijuanamerica."  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Washington State's 'Pot Czar' on Legalization

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, has been chosen to lead Washington State's marijuana regulation now that the state has legalized the drug. He discusses legal considerations in the state, from where you can smoke to driving under the influence, and reflects on recent polling that finds that a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legalized.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Special Two City Call-in On Policing in NYC and Chicago; Common Core; Legalizing Pot

Friday, April 12, 2013

The first hour is a special, two-city call-in co-hosted by WBEZ in Chicago all about policing and how to curb violence in NYC and Chicago. Brian and Tony Sarabia, host of WBEZ's The Morning Shift, invite your calls to discuss the policing strategies of the NYPD and the CPD. Plus: New York City's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky discusses new Common Core standards; the logistics of legalizing marijuana; and the story of a couple's travels.

WNYC News

Bloomberg Opposes Legalization of Marijuana, but Lightens Penalty

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes legalizing marijuana — or any other illicit drug.

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New Jersey News

NJ's First Medical Dispensary OK'd to Open, But Remains Closed

Monday, December 03, 2012

New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary cleared all of its legal hurdles weeks ago and has permission to begin business, according to officials.  

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: We've Finally Come to Our Senses on Legalized Pot; Let's Keep Going

Monday, November 26, 2012

So now what? Will this cause our daughters to listen to jazz? Will everyone become jabbering leftists who burn the American flag and mock U.S. war dead?

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The Takeaway

What Does Legal Marijuana Mean for Washington and Colorado?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington and Colorado has raised a number of big questions about the social, legal, and economic implications. What are people saying on the ground in these states? And how has this change already altered attitudes toward marijuana? Dominic Holden a newsweekly editor in Seattle, and Bonnie Dahl, a head ship owner, explain.

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The Takeaway

Marijuana Ballot Initiatives In Washington and Colorado Raise Legal Questions

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Newly passed ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana — and raise a host of complicated legal questions. Kevin Sabet, former senior adviser to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, explains some of the conflicts the new legislation poses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Update: Christie Ads and Medical Marijuana

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk about the some mysterious pro-Governor Christie ads, plus the latest on medical marijuana in New Jersey.

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WNYC News

NY Cracks Down on Synthetic Drugs

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

New York is making it more difficult to buy synthetic drugs like bath salts thanks to new regulations put forward by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office and the state Department of Health.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marijuana Legalization

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA, and Jonathan Caulkins, professor of operations research and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, discuss their book Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, which takes a look at the current status of marijuana and examines what legalization might look like.

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The Empire

This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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