Progressive Spirit:Cannabis, Spirituality, and Racism 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Progressive Spirit  Cannabis, Spirituality, and Racism  ENCORE presentation of interviews with Stephen Gray and Michael Eric Dyson 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Stephen Gray is the author of Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorers Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. On October 1st, 2015, Oregon joined Washington and Colorado as the third state to legalize recreational use of cannabis. Now that it is easy as going to one of the many cannabis shops in the state and choosing from a wide selection of strains, many who perhaps havent used cannabis since college or are curious and using it for the first time may have many questions about the plant.

Many misconceptions about cannabis abound. It is much maligned and misunderstood. Today we will address questions such as: What are its effects? What is a good dosage? Why do some people have negative experiences with it (such as paranoia or anxiety)? Is it addictive? Is it good for society to legalize cannabis?

We are also going to talk about the spirituality of cannabis. How can cannabis be an ally in spiritual practice?

I also speak with Michael Eric Dyson, author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America about police brutality, racism and the killing of teenager Quanice Hayes by Portland police.

Stephen Gray :02
Michael Eric Dyson 37:53 
Stephen Gray and Michael Eric Dyson 
Notes: Credits:
(00:-1:00) Program Open/Billboard

In cue: Stephen Gray is the author of...

Out cue: stay with us [music fades]

(1:00-2:00) Break Music
U.S.U.R.A., Open Your Mind, Open Your Mind, Deconstruction Records, 1993, 00:59

(2:00 - 27:00) Program Segment 1

In cue: For the Pacifica Radio Network, Public Radio Exchange

Out cue: we continue our conversation after the break.

(27:00 - 28:00) Break Music
Peter Tosh, Legalize It, Legalize It, Columbia (US), 1976. 00:59

In cue: 1 second of silence, then music
Out cue: 1 second of silence

(29:00 - 54:00) Program Segment 2

In cue: Steven Gray is the editor of Cannabis and Spirituality

Out cue: Be well[music fades]

Total Time 54:00

Interview with Michael Eric Dyson begins at 37:53 

Legalize It Peter Tosh Legalize It. Columbia 1976 01:00

Open Your Mind U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind. Deconstruction Records 1993 01:00 
Spirituality / Religion | Alternative Medicine | Civil Liberties | Police Brutality | Racism | African-American | Buddhism  
Version 1: PS 96 Cannabis, Spirituality & Racism ENCORE  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 Minutes Broadcast Ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  12-21-2017  English 
Segment Length
File Info
PS96GrayDyson54min  192Kbps mp3 (74.16MB) Mono 
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