Health, Science, Environment

11:45pm

Sun May 3, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Who are California’s water power brokers?

On the May 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick off a weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing forces that are controlling access to water in California. The state’s persistent drought has resulted in the first-ever statewide water restrictions, so how is the allocation of water determined? And who controls the flow? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Conner Everts, co-facilitator of the Environmental Water Caucus

Adam Scow, California campaigns director at Food & Water Watch

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12:00am

Thu April 30, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What’s led to America’s opiate epidemic?

On the April 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about abuse of prescription painkillers that’s creating heroin addicts.  According to the CDC, deaths from heroin overdose tripled from 2010 to 2013. We’ll speak with acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” He documents how unfettered marketing of painkillers like OxyContin  and the influx of a cheap form of heroin from Mexico hooked middle class America.  What can be done to stop the crisis? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

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4:05pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Psychedelic Cure: Michael Pollan on his story "The Trip Treatment"

Michael Pollan
Alia Malley

Author and Journalist Michael Pollan usually writes about food, often about your more garden variety mushrooms. But in a recent New Yorker article, he writes about the history and the resurgence of psychedelic mushrooms in medical research. Some doctors are now using their main ingredient to treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, and also to help people overcome addiction. He sat down with Leah Rose from “The Upshot” podcast to talk about what he calls “The Trip Treatment."

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4:03pm

Tue April 28, 2015

4:25pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Tapped Out: Thirsting for Fresh Water

Ansel Adams, Boulder Dam. Wikimedia Commons

During a recent press event, Governor Jerry Brown said:

“As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in any way we can.”

He spoke near Echo Lake – it’s south of Lake Tahoe where the government measures snowpack. This year, when they took the April measurement, there was no snow there at all. That makes it, of course, an historic low. The Governor said we could deal with that, except for this:

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