Archive | February, 2013

Episode 87: Obesity and the Law

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Turns out that burgers aren't the biggest issue
Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and Michael Moss’s recent expose in the New York Times Magazine, we thought we’d use this week’s podcast to do a deep dive into the laws around nutrition, food labeling, and obesity. We wanted to learn what leverage the FDA actually has, if Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban changed…
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Manufacturing Obesity: A Look at “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food”

Manufacturing Obesity: A Look at “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food”

In the “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,”previewed in the latest edition of the New York Times Magazine and adapted from his forthcoming book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Michael Moss traces the science and politics of how obesity continues to be manufactured by industry giants–one…
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It’s Easy to Get Fired or Go to Jail: Just Lie on Your Resume

Of all the lies she told in her professional life, attorney Soma Sengupta probably didn’t guess that the simplest one would destroy her career. A clerk at the British law firm where she was employed noticed her age on her application, listed as 29, and got the first inkling that something was amiss. Ms. Sengupta,…
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FYIs: Oscar Campaigning, Google Glass, and why Medical Bills are Killing Us

FYIs: Oscar Campaigning, Google Glass, and why Medical Bills are Killing Us

Today’s FYI list includes lots of visual and audio content. Browse through and see what caught our attention in this week’s news! We spent our President’s Day smiling at this quirky animated history of the American presidency. For a moment toss out everything you know about American politics and ask : “What would you do…
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Why the IOC Booted Wrestling from the 2020 Olympics

Come 2020, wrestling will be eliminated from the Summer Olympics. The announcement earlier this month has thoroughly shocked wrestlers and fighters of all stripes, least of all sports fans who have always equated wrestling with the Olympic games. Why not synchronized swimming, curling or some other aggressively stupid event? Ancient Greece Olympic officials say, “It’s…
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