Maia Szalavitz

neuroscience journalist

Guest

Neuroscience journalist who has contributed to the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Washington Post and Vice; author of the forthcoming book, Unbroken Brain: Why Addiction Is a Learning Disorder and Why It Matters 

Maia Szalavitz on KCRW

"Drug abuse" has long been criminalized, but drug addiction is now recognized as a medical problem, and it's taking a staggering toll.

A Deadly Epidemic and New Rules for Drug Addiction

"Drug abuse" has long been criminalized, but drug addiction is now recognized as a medical problem, and it's taking a staggering toll.

from To the Point

They call them "legal highs" or, in the acronym driven drug lingo, NPS.

Legal Highs with Lethal Consequences

They call them "legal highs" or, in the acronym driven drug lingo, NPS.

from To the Point

For most of the last 75 years, the treatment of addiction in the U.S.

Rethinking Addiction

For most of the last 75 years, the treatment of addiction in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating.

In California, more than 4.5 million voters have already returned their mail-in ballots. Over a third of those ballots are from voters ages 65 and up. According to Dr.

from KCRW Features

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 5 million Californians have already cast ballots in the general election. That’s roughly 24% of all registered voters. There are still 12 days to go.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If passed, Proposition 22 would reclassify app-based drivers with companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and Instacart as independent contractors.

from Greater LA

Many Californians are nervous about mail-in voting. How do they know if they signed in the right place, and will their signatures be recognized?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about why some things the president says are official acts and why other things aren’t, and why that makes matters really complicated for the public and…

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The presidential election is November 3. With the COVID-19 pandemic, voters might be wondering whether it’s safer to vote by mail or in person. How do mail-in ballots work anyway?

from KCRW Features

Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie and science journalist Christie Aschwanden about what appears to have been a COVID-19 super spreader event at the White…

from Left, Right & Center