Active Radio: Pacifica's Brash Experiment

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U of Minnesota Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 179 pages
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In a searing critique of the War on Drugs and other attempts to eradicate "getting high, " Lenson ventures outside the conventional genres of drug writing and looks at the drug debate from a lost, and often forbidden, point of view: the user's. Walking a fine line between the antidrug hysteria prevalent in our culture and an uncritical advocacy of drug use, he describes in provocative detail the experiences and dynamics of drugs of pleasure and desire.

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I have first downloaded it in pdf and then thought it so interesting that I bought a second hand copy. I didn't knew about Pacifica before and has such was very interested in it. For me this was a ... Read full review

Active radio: Pacifica's brash experiment

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Radio station KPEA began broadcasting from Berkeley, CA, in April 1949. By 1980 it had grown into the Pacifica Radio network, with stations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, and Houston and ... Read full review


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Page 8 - ... free trade in ideas — that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out. That, at any rate, is the theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.
Page 5 - The radio as it now operates among us is not free. Nor is it entitled to the protection of the First Amendment. It is not engaged in the task of enlarging and enriching human communication. It is engaged in making money.

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