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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:59:16 -0400

An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.

Rep. Tim Walz Calls On VA To Study Medical Marijuana Use For Veterans

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Democratic Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota about his proposed bill that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to study the use of cannabis as a painkiller.

Controversial Statue Of 19th Century Gynecologist Removed From Central Park

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

On Tuesday, a statue of J. Marion Sims, known as the "father of modern gynecology," was removed from New York's Central Park. NPR's Michel Martin talks with historian Vanessa Gamble about Sims' experiments on enslaved black women.

For Decades, HUD Actively Engaged In Discrimination, Author Says

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

Sheryll Cashin, author of the Place, Not Race: A New Vision for Opportunity in America, explains why equal access to housing is so essential for economic progress.

Fair Housing Act Never Fully Enforced, Walter Mondale Says

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 sought to end racial discrimination in housing, but American cities remain deeply segregated. NPR's Michel Martin looks back with former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-wrote the bill.

How Does Kim Jong Un Define 'Denuclearization'?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

Korea expert Jean Lee of the Wilson Center tells Michel Martin Kim Jong Un's understanding of "denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula may be very different from what President Trump expects.

School Walkouts, Broken-down Classrooms, And Beyoncé

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:00:24 -0400

Historically black college pride rules at Coachella; students stand up for safety and justice.

Inez Burns' Abortion Clinic Was One Of San Francisco's Worst Kept Secrets

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

Inez Burns performed illegal abortions in California in the early 1900s. She was a shrewd real estate entrepreneur, and eventually became the target of a politician who ruined her.

Latinos And Others Find Trump's Offensive Twitter Language Not Unusual

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Pilar Marrero, a writer at the Spanish language daily La Opinion in Los Angeles, about President Trump's recent tweets attacking California's sanctuary laws.

DEA Adds More Technology To Its Fight Against Heroin

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

Former Drug Enforcement Administration official Mike Vigil tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why adding more tech to the battle against Mexican heroin production is unlikely to do much.

Arizona Teachers Plan To Strike On Thursday

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mesa public school teacher Cathy Zinkhon Matsumoto about why Arizona teachers are planning to walk out.

N.Y. Bill Would Allow Prosecution Despite Presidential Pardon

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance about a proposal to change New York's criminal code to allow the state to prosecute people already granted presidential pardons.

'Bring The War Home' Shows 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are Really Part Of A Pack

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:40:00 -0400

Kathleen Belew's new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America's white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to "lone wolves."

The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:24:00 -0400

Dust in the Rocky Mountain snow can cause elevated water runoff, and greater opportunities for forest fires.

Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:17:00 -0400

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.