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Lisa Garr (email) was joined by authority on fungi, Paul Stamets, who talked about his discovery on how to use mushrooms to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants, catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds, as well as control insect populations, and generally enhance the health of our forests, gardens and bodies.

First hour guest, Dr. Marilyn Wedge, family therapist and ADHD expert, discussed how powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are prescribed to treat childhood hyperactivity but rarely help.

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Richard Dooling

Special Guest

Biography:

Richard Dooling received his B.A. from St. Louis University in 1976, and in 1979 began working as a respiratory therapist in intensive care units.After traveling for over a year in Europe and Africa, he went back to law school at St. Louis University, where he was editor in chief of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.He is the author of several novels that include Critical Care, White Man's Grave, Brain Storm, and Bet Your Life. Richard also wrote Blue Streak: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harassment, a collection of essays on the first amendment and the politics of swearing. In addition Richard co-wrote and helped produce Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital for ABC.

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Ghost Story Themes & Origins

Appearing during the middle two hours, researcher of supernatural folklore, Brian Haughton discussed his work discovering the origins of the most popular ghost and paranormal stories. He explained that his research revealed that tales of hauntings are remarkable similar, regardless of location or culture, "I was looking at ghost stories from across the world and the same types kept coming... More »

Host: George Noory

The Ascension of AI

Writer Richard Dooling discussed his research on the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the prospect of computers becoming as intelligent or more intelligent than humans.With Moore's Law pointing towards the doubling of computer chip capacity every 18 months, the computational abilities of the human brain could be reached by a computer as early as 2015, he suggested. The Turing test could... More »

Host: George Noory
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