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A baby born with HIV in Long Beach no longer has any trace of the disease after starting a rigorous treatment when she was only four hours old. We talk to a doctor who consulted on the case. Plus, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act says health care as we know it will be gone in 10 years. We also find out what’s happening with the L.A. Fire Department and its recent troubles. We talk about why privacy is becoming a luxury good, and how 12 Years a Slave got one professor to look back at California’s role in the slave trade.

Banner Image: Lisa Rosario Photography

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Baby Free of HIV After Treatment 7 MIN, 46 SEC

A baby born with HIV in Long Beach no longer has any trace of the disease after starting a rigorous treatment when she was only four hours old. We talk to a doctor who consulted on the case about the clinical and ethical implications.

Guests:
Yvonne Bryson, Mattel Children's Hospital

Not Your Grandfather's Health Care System 9 MIN, 54 SEC

Here in California, you have until the end of the month to sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. Our guest says because of the new law, there will be some major changes coming in the way health care is delivered. For example, there might not be any more health insurance companies in 10 years.

Guests:
Ezekiel Emanuel, National Institutes of Health

Trouble at the L.A. Fire Department 7 MIN, 59 SEC

It’s been a bad week for the Los Angeles Fire Department. A report says the department needs nothing short of a cultural and technological overhaul to fix problems with its emergency responses. And that news came out just days after the LA Times reported on problems with the department’s hiring process.

Guests:
Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times (@LATstevelopez)

The Price for Privacy 13 MIN, 46 SEC

Each time you go online, you leave a little part of yourself behind - a trail of breadcrumbs, eagerly gobbled up by data brokers and advertisers. But there’s a bigger question at play when it comes to the idea of privacy: Is it increasingly becoming a luxury item - something only the wealthy can afford?

Guests:
Julia Angwin, ProPublica (@JuliaAngwin)

Dragnet Nation

Julia Angwin

Slavery and California 8 MIN, 42 SEC

UCLA is in possession of the first edition print of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir that describes how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The book, of course, is the basis for this year’s Oscar-winning best picture, 12 Years a Slave. The renewed interest in Northup’s work prompted UCLA's Brenda Stevenson to revisit California’s history of slavery, something most Californians know little about.

Guests:
Brenda Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles

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