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    Investigating Our Ancestors

    We’ll talk to the writer and director this hour about how his hometown of Baltimore has influenced his work and about his new book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.With sites like ancestry.com and the digitization of public records, tracing our family trees has become easier than ever. We’ll talk this hour about why we’re so interested in discovering our roots with Maud Newton, who writes about the subject in the June issue of Harper’s.

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    The Sense Of Smell

    Just how powerful can our perception of odor be – strong enough to train troops, fool consumers or even control unruly crowds?

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