International Affairs

"A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola"

Ricardo Cortes

About the Program

Author and illustrator Ricardo Cortes talks about attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the U.S. and around the world.  He also talks about the secret deals made by top U.S. anti-drug official, Harry Anslinger, to keep the Coca-Cola company supplied with coca while simultaneously pushing to ban its use worldwide.  He spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.      

About the Authors

Ricardo Cortes

Ricardo Cortes is the author/illustrator of "It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story about Marijuana" and the illustrator of the bestselling children's book, "Go the F*** to Sleep."  For more, visit: rmcortes.com.   


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"A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, February 18th at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 8:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 26th at 9:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 20th at 7:15pm (ET)
  • Saturday, January 19th at 4:45pm (ET)
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