Marijuana Laws, Kate DiCamillo, Graphic Novels
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 440
- Dec 7, 2016 11:05 pm
- 1:40:59 mins
Marijuana Laws Sweeping the Nation Guest: Karmen Hanson, Healthcare Policy Analyst, Program Director at the National Conference of State Legislatures The 2016 election was a big one for marijuana. Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada all passed laws allowing recreational use of marijuana. Voters in several other states passed medical marijuana use initiatives. Now, more than half of the states allow people to legally use cannabis in some form. But, from a federal perspective, marijuana is still a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance in the same category as heroin. The DEA recently confirmed that classification, which means, in the federal government’s eyes, there is no safe or legitimate use for marijuana, medical or otherwise. Newbery Author Kate DiCamillo Guest: Kate DiCamillo, Author, two-time winner of the Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo has won the Newbery Medal twice and two of her books have been made into movies—The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. Her heroes are as endearing as they are unlikely: a mouse with ears too big for his body, a worn-out stuffed rabbit, a young girl who thinks that she can save her parents’ marriage if only she can learn to twirl a baton and win the local pageant. That’s Raymie, the hero of “Raymie Nightingale,” Kate diCamillo’s latest novel for older children. She also has a chapter book out for younger readers called “Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?” Before You Upgrade Guest: Robyn LeBoeuf, Associate Professor of Marketing, Washington University, St. Louis Are you hankering for an upgrade to your phone, computer or car? Marketers have us pretty well-programmed to know when we’ve fallen behind the times – and let’s face it, whatever we buy is pretty much guaranteed to be obsolete in six months or a year. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio's "Apple Seed" Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. Why Songs Get Stuck in Our Heads Guest: Kelly Jakubowski, PhD, Music Psychologist, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Durham University, UK We’ve all had those moments when we simply can’t get a song out of our heads. But how does it work? And why do some songs become earworms and others don’t? Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classics Guest: Kristin Matthews, Associate Professor of English, BYU The classic novel Moby Dick has around 700 pages, so that’s one reason a comic book version of the book might be attractive to some readers. The practice of adapting classics into comics has a long history in the US – and a controversial one tied up in Cold War politics and debate over what it means to be a good, literate American youth.