James Moore talks about the state of medical cannabis in the state of Iowa with four advocates. Opioid overdoses are at record levels (47,000 in 2015, more than gun deaths, car fatalities, or even fatalities at the height of the AIDS epidemic). Is it time to consider alternatives?
Kathy Schnell is a citizen advocate and Iowa native who was stirred to get involved out of concern for a friend's child suffering from epilepsy. She has been a proponent for legalizing medical cannabis for the past two years and talks about the latest legislation being considered by Iowa legislators.
Jon Custis, an Iowa veteran suffering from PTSD, wants to see marijuana declassified from the most dangerous drug category (the same as heroin and LSD, ranking reserved for drugs with the greatest potential for abuse and with no medicinal value, and supposedly more dangerous than cocaine and meth) so it can be prescribed for many other vets he knows suffering from PTSD. He informs us that 22 vets a day are taking their own lives dealing with PTSD and other issues.
Dr. Steven Jenison, who graduated from the University of Iowa, and helped usher in the medical marijuana legislation for 20 conditions in the state of New Mexico in 2007, explains his personal trajectory and how the implementation of that bill has worked out. Data shows allowing medical dispensaries and patients to grow a minimum amount of marijuana does not lead to increases in the illegal market. Dr. Jenison feels Iowa is moving incrementally toward legalization. He points out that Iowa's current bill does not include a Medical Cannabis Advisory Board which he points out is critical so new conditions may be added without having to pass new legislation each time.
Shelly Van Winkle, RN, is a nurse and vet from Muscatine with the American Cannibas Nurses Association (ACNA), a group formed to better understand “endocannabinoid therapeutics” or cannabis, aka marijuana. 23 states have legalized cannabis and with as many as 20 million U.S. citizens utilizing cannabis for one purpose or another, nurses need to understand what their patients are using, what effects may be expected, and what interactions may occur with other drugs. And with the science of cannabis rapidly growing, nurses need a resource to train them in this emerging body of knowledge.
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2pm | John Huff talks about his amazing Floating Beds and life.
2:30pm | I speak with Adam Abraham on his latest thoughts and doings. Here's a little blurb of him reciting the poetry of Sun Ra, whom his father formed the Saturn record label with back in the day in Chicago. Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir backed him and performed in tribute to one of our supreme musical inspirations.
Here's Adam's blog link: Thought For Food > www.phaelosopher.com. And his vortex generator product: www.presidentwater.com.
3pm | It's an in depth discussion on the state of medical cannabis in Iowa with four proponents: a doctor, a nurse, a veteran and a citizen advocate. Dr. Steven Jenison, Selly Van Winkle, Jon Custis and Kathy Schnell. Is it time to consider new alternatives to compassionate care, as 23 other states in the union have already done? Tuesday, March 22 at noon at the statehouse in Des Moines, Kathy says there will be a rally with speakers for those interested in pushing the equation forward for medical cannabis in Iowa.
Based on a text message from my daughter in Hawaii, I was alerted last week to the rising young English female duo named KALEIDA (photo left). This week we feature several tracks released in the past year across two EPs. The ladies are vocalist Christina Wood in pink shirt and Cicely Goulder who plays synthesizer, electro-beats, and produces the tracks.
In the second-hour Chill Session, your ears will be soothed by the electro-acoustic performances of Yppah, Sohn, Cosmo's Midnight, Purity Ring, Vallis Alps, The Egg... and additional tracks from Kaleida.
Invite friends to join the live stream on kruufm.com every Wednesday at 8pm Central US Time.
Click here for playlist. Enjoy! The Best Music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast!
Enjoy four hours of female artistry Tuesday 8pm to midnight CT.
Our little way of celebrating a big thing! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yoko Ono, Wolf Alice, Nico with the Velvet Underground, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Marlene Dietrich, Suzanne Vega, M.I.A., Madonna, Macy Gray, Sinead O'Connor, Shovels and Rope, Cowboy Junkies, Florence and the Machine, Norah Jones, Nina Hagen, Nikka Costa, Nina Simone, Marianne Faithful, Courtney Barnett, Liz Phair, Miriam Makeba, Shemekia Copeland, Sheila Chandra, Shawn Colvin, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Pink, Pieta Brown, Neko Case, Nena, Neneh Cherry, Sheryl Crow, and more.
I play his records on "The Feed Store." My wife and I see him pert-neart every time he performs in the Chicago area. And he's more than welcome to stay at my house any time at all. The man in question is, of course, Mr. Dale Watson from Austin, Texas. We've been chasing Dale for more than twenty years. The Gin Palace Jesters have shared the stage with Dale several times. And now Dale has his very own copy of the Jesters' latest "For Better of For Worse." Lord, I hope he likes it.
We can have some fun with this show, together. Up top I have a song called I'm Afraid of The Russians by Made For TV, and Still Waiting For The Accident by Psychobud. Two different takes on the insanity that results from anti-social behavior. Then some love songs by Lovin' Spoonful and Blues Magoos, among others, to take the edge off. Then we have a series of songs about where you are looking and what you are seeing. Cool, huh? Email me at email@example.com and tell me, how does it feel? Cool Breeze
Enjoy James' interview with SenoritAwesome! who is playing Phoenix Rising Hall Thursday, March 10th, also featuring Tree of Na and Tray Good.
Also, musical safaris with Keith Richards & the Stones, Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone.
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The title of this book pretty much says it all: "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart." And if that doesn't get your attention, you might be intrigued by the fact that the author, Dr. James Doty, is a clinical professor in Neurosurgery at Stanford, and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research adn Education at Stanford University School of Medicine.
In this book, Dr. Doty tells the story of how a wise woman took him, a struggling young boy, under his wing and trained him how to control his mind, open his heart, and control his destiny. He shows us how he applied the lessons he learned as a 12 year old, but also how he failed.
Dr. Doty was recently featured on the PBS series "On Being." Join us this week on Writer's Voices as we speak with him about magic, compassion, and writing.