Politics and Plagues
We discuss the successes and setbacks in the eradication of diseases like smallpox and polio
D&D: Lessons from a Media Panic
Once the subject of an intense moral panic that saw the game banned by many parents, Dungeons and Dragons is now being used as a form of therapy to allow children to role play through real life problems and social situations.
Wolves at the Door
As the gray wolf makes a healthy comeback in Yellowstone, their success once again pits environmentalists against hunters and ranchers.
Producer Jennifer Oko delves into conspiracy theories and why they seem to really take hold. Listen to her interview with The Takeaway.
First, Do No Harm
Producer Barbara Dury discuses how far we’ve come since the lobotomy. Listen to her Takeaway interview here.
The Shadow of Thalidomide
As FDA nominee Scott Gottlieb begins his confirmation hearing, we look at why the FDA rules, which Gottlieb says he wants to loosen, were tightened in the first place
Lies, Leaks and Consequences
Kit Roane and The Takeaway discuss how leaks have plagued many a president
"On Account of Sex"
The reason states still need to pass the Equal Rights Amendment – 35 yrs past a deadline set by Congress? Watch “On Account of Sex.”