Animal Harm

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Next week Congress will introduce legislation to phase out the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Robert Martin of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming look at how the practice may be promoting the development of drug-resistant infections. Also, former New York City cop Paul Bacon on his unexpectedly funny memoir of his time on the force.


Paul Bacon, Nicholas Kristof and Robert Martin

And Then There Was One?

If Anthony Weiner drops out of the mayoral race, William Thompson, New York City Comptroller, is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. What does he plan for NYC?

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YUEI: Small Business Insurace Follow-Up

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Troy Oechsner, deputy superintendent for health at the New York State Insurance Department, follow up on the Brian Lehrer Show open phones segment about rising health insurance premiums.

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YUEI: Less is Less

Your shampoo bottle smaller? Your Doritos bag fuller? Tod Marks(aka "Tightwad Tod"), senior projects editor at Consumer Reports, explains how companies are adjusting product sizes and marketing in the new economy. Have you noticed and product size changes or other marketing tricks? Comment below!

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Antibiotics and Animals

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Bob Martin of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming talk about the link between overuse of antibiotics in farm animals and the rise of drug-resistant infections in people.

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Breast is Best?

Hanna Rosin, contributing editor at The Atlantic, will talk about her controversial story in this month's issue "The Case Against Breast Feeding."

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Paul Bacon, writer, scuba instructor, and author of Bad Cop: New York's Least Likely Police Officer Tells All (Bloomsbury USA, 2009), talks about his new book recounting his misadventures after joining the NYPD in response to 9/11.

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Shapes and Sizes

We recently received a call to our Uncommon Economic Indicators hotline (that's 1-800-543-2543 if you haven't already added it to your cell phone's speed dial) about a listener's shampoo bottle. Take a listen:

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