Confessions of a Psychedelic Journalist with Don Lattin and Kat Snow
Thu 1/16/20 @ 7:00 PM PT
For more than four decades, Don Lattin has written about the social, spiritual, and political aspects of the psychedelic drug movement as a newspaper reporter, freelance journalist, and the author of four books of narrative non-fiction. In the 1970s, as a young reporter working in the East Bay, Don broke one of the first investigative stories about the US Army’s past efforts to use LSD as a hostile interrogation tool. He also covered the first local campaign to legalize marijuana in the United States—a political movement that continues today in ongoing efforts to decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms, peyote, and ayahuasca in cities and states across the nation. Join KQED Science senior editor Kat Snow for a conversation with Don as they look back on the long, strange trip of his career as an award-winning reporter and best-selling author.