Chris Goldstein is a writer and Philly.com columnist, as well as an advocate and educator who teaches a course titled Marijuana In The Media at Temple University. Along with Poe, Goldstein was once credited by the mayor of Philadelphia with helping the city decriminalize cannabis. I had a chance to interview Goldstein, who was smoking a cigarette outside of the party when the raid took place, on a recent episode of my WEMF Radio show, The Young Jurks. We spoke about the Philly bust and what it means for the movement—everywhere—going forward.
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With Guests, Rachel Donlan of MassCann/NORML and Jessica Edwards & Dan Skelton of Canna Better Consulting.
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The Young Jurks or with the tunein app http://tunein.com/radio/WEMF-Radio-s221903/m with Guest Steve Winslow running for Malden City Council. Later in the show we discuss the Leafly caregiver story in the Boston Globe and the statements of DPH and Mass Patient Advocacy Alliance. Phone calls from a patient using the non DPH sanctioned delivery services and MPAA's Michael Latullipe.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET Live on WEMF Radio with Guest, Somerville Alderman, Matthew McLaughlin discussing medical marijuana hearings in Somerville in addition to other issues such as the cost of living..
Brianna Wu is an American video game developer and computer programmer. She cofounded Giant Spacekat, an independent video game development studio with Amanda Warner in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also a blogger and podcaster on matters relating to the video game industry.
In October 2014, Wu posted multiple tweets about Gamergate advocates, ridiculing them for "fighting an apocalyptic future where women are 8 percent of programmers and not 3 percent." While she was monitoring 8chan's pro-Gamergate chanboard (/gg/), anonymous users posted sensitive personal information about her, including at least one post containing her address. Subsequently, Wu began receiving multiple, specific rape and death threats including her address, causing Wu to flee her home. These threats have been widely attributed to Gamergate supporters. In December Wu received e-mails at her corporate account that contained images of mutilated dogs from people who identified as Gamergate supporters, following the recent death of her dog, Crash.
Along with Anita Sarkeesian and Zoë Quinn, Wu is frequently cited by the media as one of the targets of some GamerGate supporters' harassment of women in the gaming industry. In February 2015, she said, "by attacking me so viciously, they’re helping give me the visibility to usher in the very game industry they’re terrified about." She has started a legal defense fund for women targeted by Gamergate, and the Wu family is offering a $11,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of those who have sent her death threats. By February 2015 she was spending a full day a week contacting law enforcement, and was only attending events in the US with a security detail. In March 2015, she said she had received 48 death threats during the previous six months.
The Young Jurks interview Nichole Snow of Mass Patient Advocacy Alliance on their new pediatric medical marijuana bill at the Mass State House. Later in the show, The Young Jurks speak to DNC Chair Candidate, Sam Ronan.
The Young Jurks live at 6pm ET on www.wemfradio.com/live discussing cars running over protesters; firing of waitress, RI State Rep Moira Jayne Walsh; MA State legislators, Senator Jason Lewis, Senator Stan Rosenberg, Speaker Bob Deleo- that approve themselves a huge 40% pay raise with no public hearing and then block legal marijuana that was approved by a large majority of voters. Recorded, 2/4/2017
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on www.wemfradio.com/live with Guests Rachel Donlan of MassCann/NORML and musician, comedian, artist Rob Potylo also known for his alter-ego character, Robby Roadsteamer.