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Unforeseen Consequences

December 5, 2019

Unforeseen Consequences

On today’s show, we’re talking about how innovations in medicine and technology can have shocking repercussions. We’re traveling from the Bay Area all the way to Cuba to bring you stories about consequences.

First, Mara Kardas-Nelson talks to a Bay Area man who is rationing his own insulin because of skyrocketing prices. Then,usic Brett Simpson goes back to a Berkeley preschool to report on the chemical PFAS. Lastly, Eric Murphy takes us to Cuba to explore how relationships between nations impact regular people.

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Daniel Lempres
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Tessa Paoli
ANCHORS: Mara Kardas-Nelson, Eric Murphy
REPORTERS: Mara Kardas-Nelson, Eric Murphy, Brett Simpson
ENGINEER: Nina Sparling
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla
MUSIC: Sabzi: No Rest for the Weary; Bob Dylan: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; Blue Scholars: Motion Movement



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

Rationing Insulin

There are thirty million people living with some form of diabetes across the U.S. Seven million of those need insulin to survive.

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The Housing Crisis in Havana

Cubans don’t pay rent and the housing market is mostly outlawed. But Havana is facing a different kind of housing crisis due to crumbling buildings and shortages of materials and cash.

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PFAS: The New Toxic Chemical in Town

There’s a new toxic chemical turning up in a study of preschool carpets, and in Californian’s drinking water. So what are PFAS, where do they come from, and how worried should we be?

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