Welcome back to school! The Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM is UBC’s radio documentary series about how big academic ideas affect real people. Our season will begin this Thursday, Sept 4th, and air weekly through the school year. Here’s a preview of our first episode.
The Four Pillars, Revisited.
What happened to North American’s boldest drug policy experiment?
Beginning Thursday, Sept 4th, a 5 part series with The Tyee, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM, UBC’s Radio documentary Series.
In the mid-90s and early 2000s, drug policy was at the heart of Vancouver’s municipal politics. With high overdose, HIV, and Hepatitis C rates, it was clear that Vancouver needed a new way to deal with its drug problems. After much campaigning by activists, academics, and public health officials, in 2001 council adopted a number of progressive drug reforms, all outlined in A Framework For Action: A Four-Pillar Approach to Vancouver’s Drug Problems. Today, those political battles have fallen into distant memory—and the people that won those battles fear that Vancouver may be falling behind.
But today, we have a special treat for you. Two years ago, we didn’t really understand audio. But we liked This American Life. And we wanted to do a show about UBC that sounds a little bit like This American Life. So, from our archives, enjoy our 12th episode, UBC Stories. I’m renaming it This UBC Life.