Paige Cowett

Associate Producer, News

Paige Cowett is an associate producer in the newsroom covering health issues. 

Paige Cowett appears in the following:

Why a Skin Cancer Drug Is Treating This Woman’s Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Precision medicine is making it faster to match the right cancer drug to the patient who needs it.

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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.


When Stage IV Cancer Lasts 15 Years

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dixie Josephson was 56 when she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, a disease with a 5-year survival rate of 27 percent. Now 71, Josephson is still receiving treatments.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Researchers are looking into whether in utero chemical exposure may be linked to breast cancers in women like Jenny Singleton.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.


Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Throughout life we are subjected to many things that can affect our risk for developing cancer. Take our quiz to learn more.


Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.


When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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For One Child, a Miracle Cancer Drug Is Hard to Come By

Monday, February 09, 2015

Kathy Liu thought she’d found a drug that could cure her 10-year-old son. There was only one problem: she couldn’t get it.

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Sunset Park Residents Worried About Latest Police Altercation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The NYPD is investigating an altercation between police and a visibly pregnant woman captured on video over the weekend in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 

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Night Shift Making You Sick? Red Light Could Help

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shift workers are not only sleep-deprived, they could be at risk for serious illness. Researchers are trying to solve it.

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Six Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Sleep in New York

Monday, March 31, 2014

A few great reasons to clock your sleep with WNYC: if you're sleepless in the city you're more likely to get robbed in the subway — or catch a cold. 

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Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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30 Issues in 30 Days 2013: Schedule and Archive

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" looks at the key issues in the New York City mayoral and New Jersey governor's races. This year, we've grouped the conversations into focused weeks - see the (tentative) schedule below. Audio posted once a segment has taken place.

Also, join us every Friday for a #30IssuesChat on Twitter. At 2pm every Friday until election day, we'll discuss the issues that matter and use the conversation to set our 30 Issues segments the following week.

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Explainer: The Tour de France

Friday, July 13, 2012

The three-week, 1,714 mile Tour de France ends on July 22nd in Paris. If you're a little confused about the rules, strategy, and etiquette of this famous bike race, you're not alone. We asked Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, to answer some of our and our listeners' basic questions about the Tour on the Brian Lehrer Show on 7/11. See his answers below.

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Is War Inevitable? Here's What You Think

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Over the last four months, the Brian Lehrer Show has been asking our guests and you, our listeners, to tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Hundreds of you responded. Thanks! Below are some examples of the responses we got. To read ALL of the responses we got, go here.

And by the way, about 60% of people who responded think war is inevitable while about 40% think it's not. We're still accepting responses, so tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Survey here.  And be sure to tune in on June 13th for the final End of War show live from the Greene Space. 

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The Hunger Games Message about Military Recruiting

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stanley Tucci’s blue hair, Elizabeth Banks’ pink eyelashes, and the brutal slaughter of young children could easily have distracted you from a quieter question at the center of dystopian future in The Hunger Games: who fights in wars and why do they volunteer to do it?

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2011 State of the Union Quiz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

President Obama will deliver the State of the Union speech tonight. What do you know about this tradition and how have other presidents used this address in past years? We'll be giving this quiz to those attending our SOTU watching party at The Greene Space, but you can take it from home too. And -- no googling!