History of a Holiday: The History of Martin Luther King Day

This was a holiday that was not obtained without struggle. There were strikes, debates, shaming and strange political bedfellows. In one of the first casts on this podcast from back in 2007, We took a look at this history and some well-known and lesser known actors in its occurrence.

Drug Legalization Before it Was Cool: The Story of Kurt Schmoke

Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke was called a madman, a “brilliant spokesman for a bad idea,” and even the most dangerous man in America when he called for drug legalization in the late 80s and early 90s. His were forbidden ideas then. Yet Schmoke’s statements on the relationship between drug policy and crime seem prophetic now,…