Mary Harris

Co-Host and Health Reporter

Mary Harris appears in the following:

NYC Fire Department Doctor Spends Christmas Fighting Ebola

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dr. Dario Gonzalez is using emergency medical skills from the FDNY on the ground in Liberia.

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Report: Taxi Medallion Prices Drop 17%

Friday, November 28, 2014

Apps like Uber may be changing the economics of being a driver-for-hire.

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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.


Cobble Hill Keeps (Part of) a Hospital

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

After months of secrecy, the State University of New York unveiled how five developers hope to transform Long Island College Hospital in the coming years.

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NYC's Water Tanks Filled With Bacteria?

Monday, January 27, 2014

New York City often brags about having the best tap water in the country, but an investigation by The New York Times reveals that some of the city's wooden rooftop water tanks teste...


Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

Thursday, January 02, 2014

About 40 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, but just 8 percent actually achieve them. Samantha Henig, digital editor for the New York Times Magazine, has been interviewi...

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Chemical at Goodyear Plant Linked to Cancer in 50 Workers

Monday, December 16, 2013

The substance was made by DuPont and there is new evidence that the company knew ortho-toluidine caused cancer in animals since the 50s.


The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Insured

Monday, December 16, 2013

Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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Lost, Then Found

Friday, October 18, 2013

While PJ and Brooke wait for the genetic test results to come in, WNYC reporter Mary Harris brings us a cautionary tale about a family of sorts, reunited by a gene data bank.

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Affordable Care Act Glitches: Are the Exchanges Open?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

In New York and New Jersey, those hoping to log on and learn about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act may be finding that to be a challenge.

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One Neuroscientist Rethinks Addiction

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The waiting area of the Brooklyn Family Courthouse isn’t where you’d expect to find a Columbia University neuroscientist. But Carl Hart isn’t your average professor. + Carl Hart talk...

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Defining Normal After a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This week, the American Psychiatric Association unveils the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the so-called bible of mental illness. The bible has changed with o...

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Does Medicare Part D Care About Safety?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ten years ago, Medicare Part D was added to existing coverage for seniors and the disabled. It offered unprecedented access to prescription drugs. But a new investigation by ProPublic...

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Local Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act

Monday, May 13, 2013

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, roughly half of American adults do not feel they have enough information to understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect t...

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Special: Can We Talk About Guns?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In a special episode of The Takeaway, host John Hockenberry will aim to get to the root of America's inability to openly discuss firearms by talking to those who most need to join t...

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Is the U.S. Drone Program on the Border Worth It?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Immigration reform measures now before Congress call for increased use of drones on the U.S. border, but some are questioning whether they worth the cost and controversy.


Six Word Memoirs of Love and Loss

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Listener Rees Shad from Carmel, New York ("Distinct possibility this is a dream") explains why he keeps waiting to wake up.

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What's Your Six Word Story of Love or Loss?

Friday, February 08, 2013

As Valentine’s Day nears, we’re asking you for your biggest stories of love and loss. But there’s a catch: We want you to tell your story in just six words.

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A People's Poem for the Inaguration: Poets Respond

Friday, January 18, 2013

Poet Kwame Dawes started off a poem for us earlier this week, and we've been sorting through nearly 200 responses in search of the perfect people's poem. Elizabeth Alexander read the ...

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