Published: April 16, 2011
Arts Express: Square Grouper: Interview With A Black Tuna Gang Smuggler
By Prairie Miller
ARTS EXPRESS: The following is an Arts Express audio conversation with Black Tuna Gang smuggler, Robert Platshorn, the longest incarcerated marijuana prisoner in US history. Platshorn served 28 1/2 years in federal lockdown.
Platshorn, talks his appearance in the documentary Square Grouper: The Godfathers Of Ganja, the politics and economics of pot persecution, and what it all has to do with McCarthyism, Roy Cohn, the CIA orchestrated Bay Of Pigs invasion of Cuba, hash brownies and autism, the Bank of Scotland, and why FBI agents wear identical shades. And shares a look inside in tell-all book, Black Tuna Diaries.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:
More information is at Squaregroupermovie.com and Blacktunadiaries.com.
Prairie Miller is a NY multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio, and on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express. Read more reviews by Prairie Miller. Contact her through NewsBlaze.
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