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Commonwealth Journal; Transportation Problems in Massachusetts, Water Pollution Issues, and Brain Donation

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Title:
Commonwealth Journal; Transportation Problems in Massachusetts, Water Pollution Issues, and Brain Donation
Description:
Guest Ian Menzies, senior fellow, McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, UMass/Boston, discusses transportation issues in Massachusetts, including the benefits of regional airports and high-speed rail to alleviate congestion; the expansion of the commuter rail and ferry system, and the need for further improvement to mass transit and the MBTA. Guest John Looney, professor of geography and earth science at UMass/Boston and member of the state pesticide board, discusses the impact of pollutants in Boston Harbor--the pesticide DDT and organotin, a chemical compound in anti-fouling paint. Guest Iris Ann Marshall, assistant director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital, discusses the importance of human brain tissue to understanding/curing neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases, the scarcity of brain tissue, and the need to recruit more brain donors. Commonwealth Journal is a public and cultural affairs talk show that explores a wide range of issues of inte
Producer:
Giurleo, Ellen
Executive producer:
Callahan, Tom
Guest:
Menzies, Ian
Host:
Mehrman, Bob
Guest:
Looney, John F., Jr.
Guest:
Marshall, Iris Ann
Engineer:
Warren, Tanya
Date:
January 15, 1989
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Genre:
Talk Show
Location:
WUMB
Collection (local):
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Series:
WUMB Commonwealth Journal
Subjects:
Environment
Public Affairs
Science
Travel
Geography
Transportation
Extent:
00:09:32
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
WUMB-FM