Spike/Synthetic Marijuana in Syracuse, Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Campbell Conversations.


Tune in to WRVO’s Campbell Conversations Sunday at 6 pm to listen as Maxwell Professor Grant Reeher interviews Steve Featherstone

In Syracuse it’s got its own name—Spike. Synthetic marijuana is a particularly severe problem here, and this week on the Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher talks with Steve Featherstone, a journalist who has recently written a Syracuse-based piece on the drug for the New York Times Magazine. They discuss what Spike is, the reasons for its appeal among users, its grave dangers, and why it’s so hard for law enforcement to combat and control it.

Miss the live broadcast?  The interview will be available as a podcast and download on the Campbell Conversations page after Sunday.



The Campbell Conversations

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with Grant Reeher

Every week Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, leads a conversation with a notable guest. Guests include people from central New York – writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals whose work affects the public life of the community – as well as nationally-prominent figures visiting the region to talk about their work.

The Campbell Conversations are longer interviews which encourage the character of the interviewee to be exposed. This allows you to learn more about the person, how they got to where they are, and where they plan to go. Grant attempts to go beyond the usual press conference questions and sound bites, which usually accompany a discussion about his guests.

Podcasts of the show are available via iTunes.

If you have any questions about an episode or any comments for Grant, feel free to contact him by email at gdreeher@maxwell.syr.edu at your convenience.

Support for The Campbell Conversations series on WRVO is provided by The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.



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