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Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

U.S. History

11/15/2017Audio/Video
In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws.

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California Gold and Clay's Compromise

U.S. History

11/08/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton on the Gold Rush, westward expansion, and the Compromise of 1850.

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The March to America's Civil War

U.S. History

11/01/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the period leading up to the Civil War.

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America's Prison Population Bomb

Legal SystemThe Police State

10/25/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains the legislation and police operations that led to America having the world's largest prison population.

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Crack Babies, the Contras, and the CIA

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

10/18/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton discusses the war on drugs in the 1980s.

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Just Say No: Reagan Militarizes the War on Drugs

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

10/11/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains several of the consequences of the Reagan Administration's War on Drugs.

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Yellow Journalism and Cheech and Chong: Drug Policy in the 70s

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

10/04/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explores US drug policy between the Nixon and Reagan Administrations.

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Massacres and Marijuana: Vietnam and the Drug War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/27/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains how the US government escalated the War on Drugs at home, while serving as a drug runner in Southeast Asia.

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Then Came Nixon

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

09/20/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explains how Nixon kicked off the modern War on Drugs.

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