Kirk and I were so glad when NBCLA wanted to do a segment about a screening of our short film which screened at an event by a homeless organization called MB Safe. NBCLA has an ongoing series about the homeless crisis called Streets of Shame. The concern of NBCLA for the people who are suffering on our streets made them the perfect news organization to cover our story. Angie Crouch, the reporter, has deep empathy for the people she interviews. Thank you to Marla, Tommy and Angie.
Great meeting where I spoke to the mayor of Redondo Beach and The Redondo Beach Youth Commission. I told them how Russians own the largest medical marijuana company in America (Curaleaf), how Big Tobacco is invested in Big Marijuana and all about the mental health risks associated with pot use.
My good friend (and big supporter), Jacqueline T.D. Huynh, has this great podcast where she talks about all issues related to parenting. One of her big messages is building wealth, not just money, through the generations. Fun chat. A lot of the presentation I gave at the ASAP conference is in this podcast.
Bob Enyart has a popular radio show in Denver, Colorado. On this site he archives his interviews. Check to listen to my interview, titled “A Night in Jail: Drugs and Mental Illness with Heidi Swan” and also those of Dr. Phillip Drum and Pam Mc Coll (two activists and friends of mine).
One of our local high schools, REDONDO UNION, did this terrific interview with me about our staged reading of A Night In Jail (the interview starts 5.5 minutes into the video). Getting this book in the hands of teenagers has been a major goal of ours so this is an important step in that direction. RUTV did a great job: behind the scenes and in front of the camera, they were pros through and through! Thank you to Ona Schafer, Rowan Smillie, Samuel Alpert, Bryson Smith, Mr. Sheehey and Jens Brandt.