We start with a look at the economy. It’s growing, but is that good news for everyone? Then, just in time for the holidays, a look at the science of booze. Next, we hear from an investigative reporter about unreliable prenatal tests, which are leading to more abortions by women who think there are problems with their pregnancies. After that, we talk to a researcher who’s found that women carry their children’s cells long after giving birth, and the surprising health benefits. And finally, a conversation with former AP reporter Linda Deutsch, who retired yesterday after 48 years of covering L.A.’s biggest trials -- from Charles Manson to Phil Spector.
The Economy Grows, Prenatal Testing Problems, and Boozy Science
From this Episode:
The Economic Outlook
Americans have been spending more money recently. The Commerce Department reports that the U.S. economy saw the fastest growth in 11 years last quarter. And the Dow has...
7 min, 49 sec
A Scientific History of Booze
The holidays are about a lot of things: Peace, togetherness, sharing, giving, and, of course, drinking. Between holiday parties and New Year’s Eve blow-outs (and maybe even...
The Problems With Prenatal Tests
Unreliable prenatal tests are leading to more abortions by women who mistakenly believe that there are problems with their pregnancies. Investigative journalist Beth Daley...
9 min, 30 sec
The Surprising Benefits of Carrying Your Child’s Cells
New research shows that women can carry their children’s cells long after birth -- possibly for the rest of their lives -- and that those cells could have remarkable health...
9 min, 6 sec