Public Safety

Tainted Steroid Injections And Public Health

October 10, 2012

Thousands of people may have been exposed to deadly fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections for back and neck pain: What the outbreak reveals about regulations, oversight of compounding pharmacies and risks to public health.

The Future Of Driving

September 27, 2012

A new California law allows self-driving cars on state roads. Proponents promise computer-controlled vehicles will reduce accidents and congestion. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the future of driving in the digital age.

Dr. Marty Makary: "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You And How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care"

Dr. Marty Makary: "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You And How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care"

September 19, 2012

The role of government in health care is a hot-button political issue in today's debates. But a top surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital argues the most important reform needed is more transparency. Dr. Marty Makary describes how to make medicine more accountable.

Delays In New Food Safety Regulations

August 22, 2012

More than two dozen people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupes. Food safety advocates say outbreaks like these could have been prevented under a new law. Diane and guests explore what’s holding up food safety rules.

New Concerns Over Air Traffic Safety

August 7, 2012

Recent accounts of near collisions. Ensuring the safety of air travel as traffic increases and the Federal Aviation Administration transitions to a new control system.

Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

Using Prescription Medication For An Academic Edge

July 26, 2012

A growing number of high school and college students are using ADHD drugs to gain an academic edge: Adderall abuse and what's being done to address it.

Law Enforcement’s Growing Reliance On Cell Phone Data

July 25, 2012

Last year, law enforcement agencies made 1.3 million requests for cell phone user information. New questions about digital privacy and mobile surveillance.

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

July 12, 2012

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse And Helping Victims Recover

June 13, 2012

Victims of childhood sexual abuse often keep silent or wait years to report the crime. What the case against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky can teach us about protecting children and helping victims recover.

Alcoholism

March 26, 2012

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking

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