Today on Press Play, we look at two new California laws: One aimed at curbing sexual assault on campuses, another that bans single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and quickie-marts. We also talk about the relationship between doctors and drug companies. Comedian Hari Kondabolu mixes politics and stand-up, but he doesn’t like to be labeled a “political comedian.” He joins us to explain why, and Madeleine helps him write some jokes. And Ezekiel Emanuel tells us why he only wants to live until age 75.
Death at 75, Plastic Ban Bag, and Comedian Hari Kondabolu
From this Episode:
Yes Means Yes
Governor Brown has signed what’s known as the “Yes Mean Yes” law. It makes California the first state in the nation to try to take the ambiguity out of sexual consent on...
8 min, 4 sec
Doctors, Drug Companies and Transparency
In an effort to get doctors to prescribe their drugs to patients, drug makers spend billions of dollars a year on meals, speaking and consulting fees, and other perks for...
8 min, 2 sec
“Why I Hope to Die at 75”
How long would you want to live if you had a choice? For most people, the answer is probably as long as possible. But not for Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. He’s director of the...
8 min, 40 sec
Comedian Hari Kondabolu
For almost twenty years, New York University’s Asian-Pacific-American Institute has offered residencies to journalists, poets, photographers and painters and other artists....
13 min, 12 sec