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Ziggy Marley Weighs Legalization

Question: Should the U.S. legalize marijuana?

Ziggy Marley: Yeah, you should but, I think, whether they legalize it or not it's not stopping anyone. You know I'm saying?  I mean, it's a plant... But, I think, what's most important than even pot is hemp. Why?  Because pot--yeah, people smoke marijuana, whatever--but hemp can save the planet. I'm not talking about smoking it now. I'm talking about hemp can save the world, you know. In the Bible it says God give us these herbs that we must use, these plants. This is a gift that we are neglecting to use.

So in my mind, the marijuana struggle or the pot struggle is good but the hemp struggle... That is what is going to save the planet. You know because this plant can do everything we needed to do: fuel, clothes, you know...It regenerates us. That mean, when you plant... when you plant hemp...when you put in the corn or the peas or the potato, it flourishes even more. So, I think, there needs to be something going on about hemp too, not just the smoking of this plant. For me, the smoking is a... It's a very spiritual, sacramental, private thing. But if they have the whole earth, were using the hemp plant to do all of these things that it can do. And I don't see why that is our problem for governments to legalize the hemp plant itself, you know, when I say so. Think about that. You know, don't get... don't let the marijuana side of it hide the bigger side of it.  You know, I sit here so, you know, you have to keep that in mind, you know.       

Recorded on: May 7, 2009      


The musician touts the many benefits of hemp.

The “new normal” paradox: What COVID-19 has revealed about higher education

Higher education faces challenges that are unlike any other industry. What path will ASU, and universities like ASU, take in a post-COVID world?

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  • Everywhere you turn, the idea that coronavirus has brought on a "new normal" is present and true. But for higher education, COVID-19 exposes a long list of pernicious old problems more than it presents new problems.
  • It was widely known, yet ignored, that digital instruction must be embraced. When combined with traditional, in-person teaching, it can enhance student learning outcomes at scale.
  • COVID-19 has forced institutions to understand that far too many higher education outcomes are determined by a student's family income, and in the context of COVID-19 this means that lower-income students, first-generation students and students of color will be disproportionately afflicted.
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How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Parenting could be a distraction from what mattered most to him: his writing.

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Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa," but what kind of dad was he?

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The biology of aliens: How much do we know?

Hollywood has created an idea of aliens that doesn't match the science.

  • Ask someone what they think aliens look like and you'll probably get a description heavily informed by films and pop culture. The existence of life beyond our planet has yet to be confirmed, but there are clues as to the biology of extraterrestrials in science.
  • "Don't give them claws," says biologist E.O. Wilson. "Claws are for carnivores and you've got to be an omnivore to be an E.T. There just isn't enough energy available in the next trophic level down to maintain big populations and stable populations that can evolve civilization."
  • In this compilation, Wilson, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, Bill Nye, and evolutionary biologist Jonathan B. Losos explain why aliens don't look like us and why Hollywood depictions are mostly inaccurate.
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Masturbation boosts your immune system, helping you fight off infection and illness

Can an orgasm a day really keep the doctor away?

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  • Achieving orgasm through masturbation provides a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) and can re-balance our levels of cortisol (a stress-inducing hormone). This helps our immune system function at a higher level.
  • The surge in "feel-good" hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, making it easier to achieve restful sleep, which is a critical part in maintaining a high-functioning immune system.
  • Just as bad habits can slow your immune system, positive habits (such as a healthy sleep schedule and active sex life) can help boost your immune system which can prevent you from becoming sick.
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Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.