About The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show:
The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show is a weekly radio broadcast created to elevate awareness about what is arguably one of the world’s most sustainable, useful and healing plant substances. In order to engender more widespread acceptance of the cannabis movement, we reach beyond marijuana advocates to also appeal to those who may be unaware, uninformed, skeptical or opposed to marijuana in general. We draw attention to the social, economic and health benefits of cannabis by featuring intelligent, engaging guests including cannabis pioneers, policymakers, celebrity advocates, lawyers, medical practitioners, moms and patients and marijuana experts who lend a high level of respectability, professionalism and/or credibility to the topic. Each episode includes a topical, issues-oriented introduction by host Snowden Bishop followed by a "Medical Marijuana Minute" update by our medical expert, Dr. Bryan Doner, an attending E.R. physician who educates doctors about cannabis throughout the U.S. Like so many of our guests, we endeavor to end the negative stigma associated with marijuana culture and shift the perception paradigm so that the industry can continue to grow and thrive.
The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show is produced weekly in a professional studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is distributed for broadcast in multiple markets nationally on XRQK Radio Network affiliates, and on numerous community radio stations subscribed to Airtime America KU Satellite Radio Network programming feeds. Terrestrial radio enables us to reach diverse and conservative-leaning talk radio audiences so that we aren’t just “preaching to the choir” about the importance of ending prohibition of cannabis. Our interviews are also distributed and promoted online through our website, social media, Star Worldwide Radio Network and several other partner outlets sharing our mission to educate audiences and inspire acceptance, advocacy, and eventual policy change.
About The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show Host, Snowden Bishop:
Snowden Bishop is a seasoned author, journalist, photographer and producer with works published worldwide. Her career began in the fast-paced environment of broadcast journalism. She “cut her teeth” in FM radio stations as a drive-time disc jockey, producer, and news reporter. She graduated into television news after being recruited by a San Diego NBC affiliate, KCST-TV, where she worked as an evening news assignment reporter. She later returned to Missouri to accept a new position as the anchor for “Today Show” cut-ins and morning news at the NBC affiliate, KCBJ-TV. An offer by CBS Television to co-host a national youth-oriented talk show transported her to Los Angeles. Just days before the show premiered, CBS abruptly cut budgets on all new programming to stave off a hostile corporate takeover. That cancellation presented new opportunities behind-the-scenes in music, television and film production.
Snowden has since held a myriad of positions ranging from production staff to executive in talent relations, programming and production for major media companies including CastleRock, HBO, Warner Bros and EMI/Capitol. During that era, she worked with legendary music icons and a host of A-list directors, producers, and actors. Independent production opportunities she could not refuse, lead her to form her own media company, Bishop Arts & Media (a.k.a. BAM Productions) in 1998. As principal of BAM, Snowden became an award-winning producer of films, documentaries and critically acclaimed live theater projects ranging in budget from $5 Thousand to $6 Million stemming from prior professional relationships with HBO and Warner Bros. studios. In industry circles, she became known for her masterful storytelling and editorial skills, which garnered a following of high-profile clients for ghostwriting, marketing, media and other editorial services.
In 2009, she relocated to Arizona and founded BEAM Global Media to pursue enlightened media opportunities. She has since served as editor-in-chief and co-publisher of several niche publications including AZGreen Magazine and Sustainability in Education. She has also developed editorial content for clients in the higher education, nonprofit and sustainability sectors. In 2014, she produced the first worldwide streaming of Life Is Beautiful, a major three-day music and arts festival in Las Vegas with her partners and a world-class technical production team. Having written about cannabis since 2010, Snowden seized an opportunity to parlay her passion for sustainability, social justice, and compassionate care and a burning desire to raise awareness about the cannabis movement into BEAM’s 2016 launch of The Cannabis Reporter. The new online media outlet features news, resources, and articles that endeavor to engender widespread acceptance. The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show furthers the publication’s purpose and marks Snowden’s return to broadcasting in front of the mic.
Exceptionally knowledgeable about sustainability, the environment, and wildlife conservation, she is frequently invited to speak at events and co-host radio shows. She is a juried member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2014, she was nominated for training with former Vice-President, Al Gore and earned her induction into Climate Reality Project's esteemed Climate Leadership Corps. At that time, she was selected as one of only four featured Climate Leaders to represent the organization in South African media. Snowden currently lives in Arizona where she continues to pursue projects aligned with her personal mission to create a better world, one word at a time.