STIMULUS with Tara Cleary
CORPORATIONS PROFIT FROM YOUR DNA
August 11 - A recent article in “Nature” reports that an international team of scientists edited the DNA in human embryos to fix a disease gene. Described as a “technical tour de force”, the procedure succeeded without introducing the harmful mutations that dogged previous attempts. DNA research has dramatically accelerated since the human genome was first sequenced in 2003. Is it moving too fast?
HOMELESS IN AMERICA
July 7 - New figures show that New York City’s homeless numbers soared by a staggering 39% in the past year. And in the United States around 500,000 people sleep on the streets every night. Despite being the world’s 13th richest country per capita, America is on a path to destroying the poor and portions of the middle class. Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts 13% from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Stimulus examines the crisis through the voice of a homeless New Yorker.
WHAT WOULD REPUBLICAN JESUS DO?
July 2 - Tara Cleary explores the GOP’s inaction and missteps in repealing and replacing Obamacare and asks the question: If Jesus were a Republican, what might he have done more than 2,000 years ago?
June 30 - The Western Cape area of South Africa is prone to drought. It relies on winter rainfall, but a few years of increased temperatures and less rain has led to the worst drought in a century.
TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT SLOW-DOWN
June 23, 2017 - President Donald Trump has the worst record in at least three decades for the speed and quality of his political appointments, potentially jeopardizing America’s safety and security.
FLYING HITS NEW LOW
May 3, 2017 - Tara Cleary talks to airline passenger advocate, Charlie Leocha from Travelers United, following the violent ejection of a passenger from a United flight in Chicago. The incident has once again turned the spotlight on how poorly airlines treat customers.