Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson traces the evolution of the GOP from its founding by President Abraham Lincoln to its modern day incarnation in, "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party."
One hour, four studies -- what Americans spend on Lyme Disease treatment; a possible connection between medical marijuana and reductions in overdose deaths from prescribed drugs; primary care doctors prescribing fewer opioids; public attitudes toward people with drug addictions. All research conducted by staff of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Original air date: 2/11/15.
Following up on last week's Midday hour on parole in Maryland, David R. Blumberg, chair of the Maryland Parole Commission, joins Dan to explain the state's parole system, its history and mission, and to talk about the commission members and how they evaluate inmates eligible for release from Maryland prisons.
Why does mint cool your tongue while chili peppers burn it? How long does it take for the pain of a stubbed toe to reach your brain? David Linden, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, explores these mysteries in “Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart and Mind.”