Shedding Light

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Friday, July 25, 2014

beach summer beach umbrellas Exposure to the sun can damage skin over time. It's a good idea to use sunscreen and find some shade at the beach. (nito /

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal looks at why vaccines are getting more expensive. Filmmaker Dan Krauss tells the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, an infantryman in Afghanistan who tried to alert the military to serious war crimes being committed by members of his platoon. We’ll talk to a family that founded an East-Indian music Academy in Queens that’s taught over 7,000 students. Plus, Please Explain looks at sunburn and all the other ways the sun can damage skin—and how to protect it!

Why the Cost of Vaccines Is Soaring

The cost of vaccines has gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits per shot in the last 20 years. How did such a basic element of healthcare become so cost-prohibitive for doctors and patients — and so lucrative for manufacturers?

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What Happened When a Soldier Tried to Report War Crimes in Afghanistan

The story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to war crimes his platoon was committing.

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The Family Behind the East Indian Music Academy in Queens

Promoting Indian culture and spiritual awareness through music, language, and the arts.


What the Sun Does to Your Skin

There really isn’t such a thing as a healthy tan. Here's what's happening to your skin under all that sun — and how to protect yourself.

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