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Sideshow Podcast: The Internet's Best TV Show Heads to HBO

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made for the internet, but now it's heading to HBO. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss taking their show to new heights.
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The Takeaway

Mormons, Forbidden From Drugs, Plagued By Prescription Drug Addiction

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Mormon faith forbids alcohol, tobacco and drugs, yet they have a surprising problem with prescription overdoses. We investigate why. 

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The Takeaway

Indiana: A Public Health Emergency Due To HIV Epidemic

Friday, March 27, 2015

Officials in Indiana have declared a health emergency after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County.

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WNYC News

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Science on the Road of Excess

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Zoe Cormier, a journalist and the author of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science,  explains how we evolved as pleasure-seekers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What the FDA Won't Tell You About Your Medication

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When the FDA finds evidence of fraud or misconduct, it doesn't notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Medicine's Murky World: The FDA, Medical Websites, And Risky Chemicals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FDA is not cracking down on bad clinical trials. Diacetyl flavors chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and is dangerous. Companies that give us health advice are also selling our data. 

On The Media

Vicemo Shows Who's Paying for Drugs, Booze, and Sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vicemo monitors Venmo transactions concerning all of life's illicit pleasures.
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WNYC News

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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The Takeaway

DEA Spies on Millions of Drivers Across U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The DEA is running a domestic intelligence-gathering program. If you drive in populated areas, your movements have very likely been tracked.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From the Depths to the (Washington) Heights

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A look back at the crack epidemic that threatened to destroy Washington Heights.  

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Freakonomics Radio

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Imagine that both substances were undiscovered until today. How would we think about their relative risks?

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WNYC News

What's Next for Miracle Overdose Prevention Drug, at Twice the Cost?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After New York committed $5 million dollars to equip police officers with naloxone, the sole company that produces it doubled the price.

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WNYC News

Artistic, Ambitious and Addicted

Monday, December 22, 2014

The deaths of actors Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman earlier this year linked to drugs and alcohol re-surfaced the question of why artists struggle with substance abuse.

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WNYC News

Police Arrest Rapper Bobby Shmurda, 14 Others on Murder, Assault

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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20-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested for his alleged role in a series of gang-related shootings.

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LIES

Rory Scovel Is Addicted to Drug Studies

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The former theater major knows his Shakespeare, but he’s over it. Now he’s studying up on drugs and waking up every day thinking about the apocalypse.

Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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WNYC News

The Costs Behind Obamacare's Curtain

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has given rise to some surprising cost increases beyond premiums and deductibles.

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The Takeaway

From Addiction to Champion: Lessons From a High School Coach

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Coach Martin Jacobson kicked his heroin habit and managed to stay off by playing soccer. It changed his life, he says, and now he's helping young New Yorkers to stay on track in school.

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WNYC News

Northeast States Gang Up Against Heroin

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts are teaming up to fight heroin use, largely in response to the spread of the drug in suburban areas.

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