The Shadow of Thalidomide
Jim O’Neill, Donald Trump’s reputed pick for FDA chief, wants drugmakers to sell first, then test later. But Thalidomide shows us why this may not be a good idea. Watch “The Shadow of Thalidomide.”
Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism
The anti-vaxxer movement feels hopeful after Andrew Wakefield, the discredited researcher who lost his medical license over unsubstantiated claims linking the MMR vaccine to autism, met with Trump. Watch the backstory…
The Fight to Save the Amazon
Geoffrey O’Connor revisits the murder of environmental activist Chico Mendes, which began a movement that continues today.
Defusing War’s Perfect Soldiers
As funding for land mine removal plunges, casualties rise dramatically. This is how the issue lost traction world wide, watch “Defusing War’s Perfect Soldiers.”
The Long War on Cancer
Vice President Biden has pledged to find a cure for cancer, but with Trump entering the White House, his plans hang in the balance. Watch “The Long War on Cancer.”
Heroin and the War on Drugs
A new report released by the surgeon general says that 1/7 Americans will develop a substance abuse problem – the report also calls for people to view addiction “not as a moral failing but as a chronic illness.” Watch ‘Heroin and the War on Drugs.’
Activating a Generation
Producer Bonnie Bertram tells The Takeaway how “Live Aid” gave rise to “clicktivism.”
A newly released recording which gives Sylvia Rivera’s account of the Stonewall Riots and thoughts on gender identity, drag queens, and life in New York City.