Veteran comic and V.A.

Navy veteran Jason Mack shares his story about the horrors of the Veterans Administration in seeking medical help, and channeling his dark place into a comedy set.

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Dr. Ernie Bodai and the breast cancer postage stamp

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Pushing the envelope … well, pushing the stamp on the envelope … Dr. Ernie Bodai went where no man had gone before in funding breast cancer research:  a fundraising postage stamp. Although it originated in the United States, it is now raising funds in over 70 countries. Today, you’ll meet Dr. Bodai, his long-time friend Joe Whalen, and Breck Philip of the Blue Gaucho Project (who will be performing at Blues for the Stamp), another strong supporter of the global breast cancer postage stamp campaign.

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Hemp and marijuana

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Hemp’s negative press has been fueled by competing industries in lumber and petroleum. This week, I speak with Magic J. Ellingson, activist and inspiration behind the Henry Hemp comic books, and Bob Dale of Hemp, Inc. about the personal and environmental benefits of hemp.

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Remedies and Cures

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How was yarn used as a diagnostic tool for eye doctors? What sound does an iron lung make? This week, “Dr. Bob” LaPerrier gives a virtual tour of the Museum of Medical History in Sacramento, California.

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