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Opioid Overdoses: A View from the ED

BY ZACH HETTINGER
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Zach Hettinger is an attending physician at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Medical Director of National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and an assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown Univeristy. That's a serios resume. Listen to his presentation on opioid overdoses from the emergency room.

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GPCRs: The Real Gateway Drug

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Eric Refsland is a scientist and a damn good one! He works at NIH in infectious diseases. As such, he works with proteins and how drugs can potentially effect them. Listen to his presentation about the proteins called GPCRs, which are at the center of drug development.

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Medical Cannabis in Maryland

BY DEBBY MIRAN
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Medical marijuana is legal in Maryland as of 2014. Debby Miran has vast experience in drafting policy around medical marijuana. Listen to her presentation on medical cannabis in Maryland from the leglislation to the benefits and treatment.

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Growing up with Crack Addiction

BY C.J. PYLE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Some presentations are overwhelmingly personal. Cynthia Pyle shares one of those presentations. Growing up, her mother was addicted to crack, and she shares her story of how that shaped her life.

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The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

BY LINDA LOMBARDI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

When the typical American thinks about Japan, apparently they imagine a wacky place full of robot dogs and guys in Hello Kitty suits reading pornogrphic comics on the subway. Linda Lombardi dispels these myths of Japanese culture, but shares some other interesting and strange myths from Japanese culture.

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The Myth of the Myth

BY MATTHEW REGAN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

Matthew Regan is a historian of ideas. He looks at the way ideas come up, the way they change and tries to see what they can tell us about the past and the present. Matthew shares a wide range of myths from across the globe and how they influence the world.

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The Dreamcatcher & Myths of Authenticity

BY CHRISTY BATTA
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

Dreamcatchers are a strongly tied to Native American culture. Popoular culture has made them a staple of souvenirs and "authentic" memorabilia representative of Native Americans. Christy Batta talks about the reality of authenticty as it is tied to Native American culture and art.

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Cuba: A Myth Promulgated by Propaganda and Politics

BY REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

The curtain to Cuba is slowly being drawn away. For decades, Cuba has had an allure to Americans not necessarily grounded in reality. Proud Cuban, Reemberto Rodriguez, share his love for his mother country, while also exposing the reality behind the myths.

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A Myth in the Making

BY PETER TANTISUNTHORN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."

In "A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Spring Vol. 7, Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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Myths of America Directed by John Ford

BY JAY ELVOVE
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

John Ford is one of America's great film makers. Jay Elvove and Linda Keenan talk discuss Fordian mythology. John Ford defined American myths through his cinematic narratives and Jay and Linda will open your eyes to a great American artist.

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The Birds & The Bees

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Rhena and Eric Refsland raise bees in their urban home outside Washington DC. Listen as they share the peculiar makeup of a hive and the process of reproduction in bees.

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Sex in the Bible

BY JARROD JABRE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Jarrod Jabre is an ordained deacon in the Lutheran church. As an expert on the bible, he knows a lot about parts that are often ommitted in common conversation. Listen as he shares some of the many times that sex is discussed in the bible.

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