AirTalk for February 6, 2002

LAPD Chief Bernard Parks

LAPD Chief Bernard Parks joins guest host John Rabe to discuss his bid to remain head of the police force for another term despite opposition to his appointment from the rank and file and the Mayor's vote of no-confidence.

Mormonism Today

The 2002 Winter Olympics starts this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the Mormon religion. Guest host John Rabe takes a look at Mormonism, a mysterious but distinctly American faith whose influence has been quietly and steadfastly growing throughout the U.S. and the world with New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright.

Caltech Edition: The Effects of Marijuana

Although the topic has been debated for ages, until recently, little research had been done on the addictiveness of marijuana. John Rabe speaks with Caltech post doctorate scholar, Rachel Wilson, about her work studying the effects of endocannabinoids on the brain.

Caltech Edition: Gravity

Guest host John Rabe speaks with JPL project scientist, Dr. Michael Watkins, about his work mapping gravity. The project, known as the Grace Mission, will foster a better understanding of the ocean. John gets an update on the project, the goals, potential applications, how it will affect the world, and more.
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