Ep 33: Marijuana: Legalize It?

With the election just days away, Dr. Hallowell spoke to leaders on both sides of the marijuana debate to get a clearer picture of what’s at stake. Keith Stroup, the founder of NORML, and Jennifer Tejada, the Chief of Police for Emeryville, California, weigh-in with their thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. 

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Ep 10: Dashboard Diversions: Are New Cars Safer or Scarier?

Car manufacturers are enticing buyers with the latest technological advancements, but are the newest vehicles helping or hindering drivers? In this show the editors of Car & Driver magazine take listeners on an adventure in a self-driving Tesla, and Ned goes to a Mercedes dealership to check out the bells and whistles of the S-class model. Listen in and decide for yourself whether all of the new technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

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Ep 6: Dick Stockton Talks Sports and Distraction

Ned and the legendary sports broadcaster talk about the good and
bad of sports as a diversion, as well as Dick Stockton’s own
struggles to stay focused while on the job. Plus,
hear Dick’€™s reflections on the call that made him famous so many
years ago — Carlton Fisk’s famous “€œwaving fair”€ game-winning
homerun ball from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

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Mini #1: Your Brain on Music

What does music do for us? Dr. Dan Levitin and Ned talk about how our brains interpret music, why we find it so captivating, and what all those piano lessons really did for us when we were younger. Dr. Levitin is a neuroscientist and top researcher into how our brains interpret music. He is the author of several #1 best-selling books including, This is Your Brain on Music, and his latest, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

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Daniel Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain on Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/books/this-is-your-brain-on-music/

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