Corporations and Public Health; March Against Fear; B. J. Novak Talks Short Stories; Antitibiotics in Animal Feed

5 segments

On today’s show: Nicholas Freudenberg examines the ways corporate influence and weakened regulations have affected public health over the last century. Then, the story of one of the central dramas of the civil rights era—the “March Against Fear” in Mississippi and the shooting of its leader, James Meredith. B. J. Novak, the writer/actor best known for his work on "The Office," talks about his new collection of short stories, One More Thing. Time magazine’s Bryan Walsh looks into why it took the Food and Drug Administration so long to act to stop the use of antibiotics in animal feed.