Pollution Problems, Protecting the Planet

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On today’s show we’ll learn why the brain cancer rate among girls shot up 550% in one Florida town and we’ll look into whether one of the largest national defense contractors in the US is responsible. Then we’ll explore why some products catch on while others flop. Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of the restaurant Prune on the Lower East Side, talks about her first cookbook. Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses her work on the front lines of the environmental movement.