Posts Tagged ‘Drugs’

Greil Marcus

November 18 . 2011

The Doors is the first book about the group to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music.

Nina Burleigh, Lisa Taylor

August 3 . 2011

The Fatal Gift of Beauty is  journalist Nina Burleigh’s mesmerizing  investigation of the twenty-six year sentence of Amanda Knox, the American woman who was accused of murder in Italy. Then, Lisa Taylor tells the story of how she was arrested and sent to jail in Thailand for smuggling drugs; watch the episode on the National Geographic Channel Locked Up Abroad.

William Rempel

July 13 . 2011

In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, At the Devil’s Table,  investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.

Eric Sterling

June 16 . 2011

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s message to Congress launching the war on drugs but has anything changed? Did it produce a strategy for victory over what President Nixon called “America’s public enemy number one”? Eric Sterling, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation joins us to talk about the successes and failures of the program.

 

 

Molly Molloy, Charles Bowden

May 26 . 2011

He is a contract killer who functioned as a comandante in the Chihuahuan state police, who was trained by the FBI in the U.S., and who for twenty years kidnapped, tortured and murdered people for the drug industry at the behest of Mexican drug cartels. He is a hit man who came off the killing fields alive but left the business and turned to Christ. It was then that he decided to tell the story of  his life and work in El Sicario.