The Terry Project on CiTR and The Tyee have produced a five-part investigative radio series called “The Four Pillars Revisited.” Check out the series schedule and subscribe to the Terry Project on iTunes to check it out!
The first episode is already streaming online: listen here!
Sept 4th: The History of the Four Pillars
In the 1990s Vancouver’s drug users faced an HIV epidemic. A conservative mayor and a community organizer teamed up to enact some of the most progressive drug policies in North America. But now Don Macpherson, Philip Owen and Larry Campbell say that Vancouver is stuck. Will the mayoral candidates make drug policy and public health an election issue again?
Sept 11th: Prevention
For decades students have been told to “Just Say No” to drugs. But a small number of prevention workers are now trying to tell kids a different story. Meet a new generation of drug counselors and the at-risk kids they work with.
Sept 18th: Treatment
There is a full-on philosophical battle over how to get people clean and sober in BC. Meet the men and women tasked with treating drug addiction in BC and find out what they are arguing about.
Sept 25th: Harm Reduction
Ann Livingston spent the 1990s politically organizing drug users in the Downtown East Side. Now she’s in Surrey and people are upset. Can Ann convince the residents of Surrey that they need better harm reduction services?
October 2nd: Enforcement
Some experts say that the War on Drugs jeopardizes public health. Meanwhile the Vancouver Police Department is trying a “balanced approach” to policing. What do the mayoral candidates think? How Does Vancouver’s approach compare to other cities?