A monthly, one-hour, live call-in program focusing on social, economic and political topics pertaining to Newark.
On the January edition of Newark Today, we took a look at the big stories of 2014 -- and how they'll shape up in the New Year. We talked with NJ Spotlight Education reporter John Mooney and the Star Ledger's Naomi Nix about the state of the schools in Newark and the school chief's trip to Trenton earlier this week to appear before the Joint Committee on Public Schools. Then we caught up with Politicker NJ's Mark Bonamo and WBGO's own Alexandra Hill about everything else in the city. All that plus a surprise visit from Mayor Baraka late in the show.
Dr. Margaret Haney, a Professor of Neurobiology in Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Substance Use Research Center at the Columbia University Medical Center, uses human volunteers to study the impact of marijuana on the brain. Dr. Haney's research has shown that repeated marijuana use can affect the developing brain of a teenager. She says that California's laws on marijuana defacto legalize its use. Medical marijuana is permitted in 20 states and the district of Columbia. Colorado has legalized the drug for recreational purposes.