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Crack Babies, the Contras, and the CIA

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10/18/2017Chris Calton

Season 1, Episode 11. During the 1980s, the war on drugs became defined by cocaine and crack. In this episode, Chris Calton explains how the potent mix of politicians and fake news created the myth of the "crack baby", while the CIA became drug runners for the Contras.

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