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Doug Fine

Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. His work from Burma was read into the Congressional Record (by none other than pro-hemp Senator Mitch McConnell), and he won more than a dozen Alaska Press Club awards for his radio reporting from the Last Frontier.

Fine is the author of three previous books: Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution; Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living; and Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. A website of his print work, radio work, and short films is at Twitter: organiccowboy.

photo credit: Amanda Gorski

    Doug's Upcoming Events

    • Doug Fine Interview with "The Conversation"
      , Seattle WA
      April 24, 2014, 9:30 pm

      Doug Fine, the author of "Hemp Bound," will be hosted by "The Conversation" (and syndicated on KISW, KKWF, KMTT, and KNDD) on Thursday, April 24th at 09:20 PM (ET) for a thirty minute taped phone interview.

    • Doug Fine Interview at "Think Out Loud"
      April 25, 2014, 11:30 am

      Doug Fine, the author of "Hemp Bound" will be hosted by OPB "Think Out Loud" on Friday, April 25th between 11:30 AM and 01:30 PM for a live in-studio interview.

    • Doug Fine Interview at "The Karel Show"
      , San Francisco CA
      April 26, 2014, 10:05 pm

      Doug Fine, the author of "Hemp Bound," will be hosted by KGO "The Karel Show" (San Francisco) for a live phone interview on Saturday, April 26th at 10:05 PM (PT).

    • Doug Fine at Powell's Bookstore
      Powell's Bookstore, 1005 W Burnside St. , Portland OR
      April 27, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Doug Fine will discuss his new book, "Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution," at Powell's Bookstore on Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 PM.

    • Doug Fine radio interview on KBOO in Portland, OR
      April 28, 2014, 11:30 am
    • Doug Fine KBOO Radio Interview
      April 28, 2014, 11:30 am

    Doug's Books

    Hemp Bound

    Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

    In Hemp Bound, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp's use in the twenty-first century. Hemp's fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. It's one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States. As the prohibition on hemp's psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity's longest-utilized plants will help rejuvenate the American economy.


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