Ricki Lake Talks WEED THE PEOPLE On Tom Needham's Sounds of Film

Ricki Lake Talks WEED THE PEOPLE On Tom Needham's Sounds of Film

TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, "Weed the People.'

Ricki Lake is an accomplished actress, singer, television host, activist and producer. She rose to fame when she starred in John Waters' 'Hairspray.' After the success of this film, she went on to work with Waters on several other movies including 'Cry-Baby,' 'Serial Mom,' and 'Cecil B. DeMented.' Ricki Lake, though, is mostly widely known for her popular television show, 'The Ricki Lake Show,' which ran from 1993 to 2004. In 2008, Ricki teamed up with director Abby Epstein to produce the documentary 'The Business of Being Born.' After the success of this film, Ricki and Abby went on to make 'Sweetening the Pill,' and 'Weed the People.'

The documentary 'Weed the People' tells the incredible story of children fighting cancer by using medical cannabis. The film makes the case that the right to use medical cannabis is a human rights issue. The film follows several parents who attempt to treat their children's cancer by using cannabis oil. While medical cannabis has been off limits to doctors for many years, new studies suggest that cannabis may have anti-cancer properties. Because many of these studies are not supported by the medical establishment, parents of sick children are sometimes forced to seek UNDERGROUND treatments to save their children. 'Weed the People' shows what can happen when patients are able to use cannabis oil as a treatment.

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series will be screening 'Weed the People' on March 18th at 7 pm at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Guest speakers will include director, Abby Epstein, and Jill Fagan, cancer SURVIVOR and co-founder, NYC Botanics.

The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest running film, music and ideas themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming worldwide live on the internet. Past people interviewed for the show include Gov. Jesse Ventura, Cheech & Chong, Jim Breuer, Billy Joel, Alexander Payne, Gretchen Carlson, Peter Fonda, Chuck D, Michael Moore, Mr. Fish, Thora Birch and Laurie Anderson.

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