The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl | KALW

The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl

Sep 4, 2014

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

Fugitive Waves: “Just Girls -- The Hidden World of Patti Smith & Judy Linn” Patti Smith wasn't just the muse of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the Sixties, she was also muse and model for Judy Linn, an art student and budding photographer in New York.  Judy not only photographed Patti, she had made a little super-8 movies too, as the two young women created a world together.

How to Be a Girl: "Daily Life in the House of Girls"  When he was three years old, Marlo Mack's son told her that he wasn't the boy she thought he was.  Now she's the mother of a happy, confident six-year-old girl, but it took a while to get here.

Thursday at 5:30pm.