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Wednesday, August 24

100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service

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Guests: David Quammen, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, Jeremy Cronon

We’ll discuss the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service with DAVID QUAMMEN, the author of four books of fiction and ten nonfiction titles including  ‘YELLOWSTONE: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart.’ And we’ll find out why Yosemite is national park advocate BETH PRATT-BERGSTROM’s favorite place on earth. She’s the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation and has spent most of her twenty-five year environmental career in two of the nation’s largest national parks. And Marty talks with writer JEREMY CRONON, who spent 10 months visiting almost every National Park in the lower 48 states.  He chronicled his journey in his blog “chasingcairns.”

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Marijuana: What science tells us and why it’s still a schedule 1 drug

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Guest: Sara Jane Ward, Jonathan Caulkins, Stephen Corn

Host Mary Cummings-Jordan discusses what science tells us about marijuana, and the government’s refusal to change its status as a schedule I drug. She’ll be joined in-studio by SARA JANE WARD, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. And for perspective on pot, its potency and its public perception,  Mary will be joined by JONATHAN CAULKINS, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and author of “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know,” and by STEPHEN CORN, a board certified physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, who’s helping educate medical professionals and patients about marijuana through TheAnswerPage.com.

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