October 17: Acid to crack to marijuana: One journalist’s investigation into the growth of organized crime in the drug trade. An Author Talk.

Date: October 17, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE with admission and FREE for Museum Members
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As an award-winning investigative journalist Nicholas Schou will share:

  • Powerful insight into the world of smugglers, drug dealers and narcotics raids
  • Compelling testimony on the rise of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love or the “Hippie Mafia”
  • Insider stories from today’s drug war in the U.S. and worldwide including a look at the future of recreational marijuana use
  • Behind-the-scenes details on Kill the Messenger, the book made into a 2014 movie, and how the CIA’s cocaine controversy destroyed a reputation and drove a reporter to his death

The evening will include a time for questions and answers and book signing.


Nicholas Schou  

Nicholas Schou

Nicholas Schou is an award-winning investigative journalist whose articles have resulted in the release from prison of wrongly convicted individuals and in the indictment, conviction and imprisonment of a mayor of Huntington Beach, California. Schou is the managing editor of OC Weekly, the alternative newsweekly serving California’s Orange County and Long Beach communities. He is the author of three books Kill the Messenger, Orange Sunshine, and The Weed Runners.