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Syrian Refugees; Health Research out of Hopkins

Nov 19, 2015

Syrian refugees enter Turkey.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, along with governors in more than half of US states, is asking for the resettlement of Syrian refugees to cease until the federal government addresses concerns about potential terrorist threats. We discuss the screening process for refugees with Ruben Chandrasekar, the executive director of Baltimore's arm of the International Rescue Committee.

Plus, a look at recent research out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Jennifer Wolff, an associate professor of Health Policy and Management, discusses how are older Americans are coping with the demands of the healthcare system. And Renee Johnson, an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health, tells us whether decriminalization of marijuana is making the drug more popular among teens.