The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm with live in-studio guest, MasterChef, THE LION CHEF, Daniel Pontes-Macedo we discuss his run as a contestant on this season's Fox Television, MasterChef show as well as the passing of his brother, the beloved in Boston and LA, Victor, MC Exposition of Audible Mainframe, 5 years ago in April.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET interview Boston City Councilor and Candidate for Mayor, Tito Jackson.
Are you still against the House marijuana omnibus bill?
I believe what has happened in the state of Massachusetts has been a miscarriage of justice … The people, over 1.8 million of them, their voice actually should carry forward … If the folks at the State House wanted to actually legislate this, why didn’t they doggone legislate it? Why did the people have to put a ballot question forward to legalize, regulate, and tax adult use of cannabis?
How would your Mayoral administration handle marijuana licensing?
As mayor of the City of Boston I look forward to ensuring that shops are open, that they are expedited in their opening … Unlike our current mayor, let me make this distinction, Mayor Marty Walsh was absolutely categorically against the legalization, regulation, taxation of adult use of cannabis in the state of Massachusetts, and he stood on the side of the alcohol industry and he stood on the side of Governor Baker, opposing the people in the City of Boston, because resoundingly people in the City of Boston said this is the direction we should go …
The reason why I did it? There has been a racist war on drugs for decades in this state. In 2008, possession of marijuana was legal, but if you were black between 2008 and 2016, you had a 330 percent higher chance of being arrested [for marijuana than white people] …
I do have to quote Tupac right now: “Instead of a war on poverty, they have a war on drugs so the police can bother me” When it comes down to it, we have been wrong in this, and sadly Mayor Walsh was unwilling to state that the state had been wrong.
The MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally on the Common has sued the city six times in state court to get their permits, five times under the Menino administration and once with Mayor Walsh. What would you do as mayor to ensure that doesn’t have to occur again?
I believe we should have a city government that is based on democracy, accountability, and transparency, and it should be scandal-free. The Freedom Rally, the folks that want to celebrate their right in the City of Boston should be able to come to the oldest public park in America. We would welcome you versus having to fight us. General Electric didn’t need to get a permit … Do you need a helipad for the Freedom Rally?
Nikki Allen Poe joins The Young Jurks in his first post bail interview. Poe is an international marijuana reform activist facing a slew of charges for a marijuana speakeasy party in Philadelphia, a bust that made national headlines.
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Kevin Kafka of Canna Care Docs sits down with The Young Jurks
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With Guest, Heather Frizzell of Marathon podcast discussing the case for appeal of Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev
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.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on wemfradio.com with Guest, Bill Downing.
The Young Jurks Saturdays, 6pm ET discussing medical and legal marijuana in Massachusetts. Also discuss case of Dr John Nadolny.
12/10/2016, The Young Jurks are joined by guests, D-Tension, Monica Cannon of Tito Jackson Community Fund, & Stephen Mandile of Veterans Alternative Healing, Inc.. Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell with their crew, Lauren Pespisa, Warren Lynch, & Herb Morciglio.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on www.wemfradio.com with Guests, Daniel Fishman, Libertarian and Warren Lynch a Berniecrat. With Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell. Discussing implementation of Massachusetts marijuana legalization law. Caller Jon Lott suggest Crawford should be named to the state's new Cannabis Commission under Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays at 6pm ET discuss/mock Alex Jones and then transition to the legion of new Berniecrats elected all over the nation in state and federal offices with guest, Warren Lynch. The Jurks then bring on Megan Marini to lead a deep breathing meditation to help us get over the post election blues. Dan the Man finally calls back into the show.
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET live on www.wemfradio.com with MA State Rep Elect Mike Connolly and Jim Borghesani of Yes on 4 regulation of marijuana campaign.
The Young Jurks, live Saturdays, 6pm ET on wemfradio.com with Kris Krane of 4Front Ventures on what legal marijuana will mean for Massachusetts. Jobs. Taxes. Less crime. Later in the show, The Young Jurks speak to DigBoston News & Features Editor Chris Faraone on his next BINJ Holiday party!
The Young Jurks, Saturdays, 6pm ET Live on www.wemfradio.com with the Jill Stein for President campaign.
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The Young Jurks with Hosts, Mike Crawford & Brianna Morrell are joined by Rhodes Pierre and a returning Lauren Pespisa.
They kick off with a phone interview with activist, advocate, publisher mom, Diane Fornbacher of Ladybud Magazine.
Later, the Jurks are on the phone to the CEO of the Social High app, Scott Bettano about his recent cannabis advocacy, child custody issues.
They close with discussion of Question 4 in Massachusetts, regulation of marijuana, specifically the blowback related to local grandmas with 1 and 5 plants locally getting big sympathetic media coverage in the Boston tabloid Herald even. And Crawford's latest in alternet exposing the dirty Safe & Healthy campaign. As well as advocates and activists showing up and calling out the reefer mad lies at forums and debates. The audiences often more educated on the issue than the moderators? Is the tide turning back in favor of the Initiative 4? It sure seems like it.