Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

A Nanny, a Tragic Death and the Dubious Science Around Shaken Baby Syndrome

Monday, September 14, 2015

In 1997, a British nanny was charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly shaking a child to death. But the science around shaken baby syndrome remains uncertain to this day.

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Even Hospitals Are Confused About Healthcare Costs

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dr. Vivian Lee, the CEO of University of Utah Health Care, is working to solve a mystery: What do hospital services actually cost? 

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Rabbi Sacks on The Refugee Crisis: Time for Compassion to Triumph

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jonathan Sacks, the UK's former chief rabbi, says Europe must organize a new Kindertransport to help refugees. During WWII, the program saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis.

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Investigating the Legacy of the McMartin Child Abuse Trial

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new book documents how fear and bad research swept hundreds of children into costly and unfounded investigations of child abuse in the 1980s. 

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Syrian-American: The Drowned Boy on The Beach Could've Been Me

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

"I was born in Syria," says Takeaway listener Hassan Shibly. Had he grown up there, he says he may have "drowned trying cross the Mediterranean as a refugee."

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'The Israeli Mind': A Psychological Portrait of a Nation

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Clinical Psychologist Alon Gratch examines the psychology of his home country in his new book, "The Israeli Mind."

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States Struggle with Redistricting

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on redistricting in 2015-2016, indicative of a larger national problem that could affect election outcomes. 


How Far Have Women Come in 20 Years?

Friday, September 04, 2015

20 years ago, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton declared that "women's rights are human rights" and launched a call for action on women's political participation. How far have we come? 


If Your Vacation Turns Deadly, This Company Will Save You—For a Price

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Global Rescue is a private service that literally rescues its clients wherever they might be, whenever they're in need. It's a business that comes with a lot of ethical questions.


If the Black Panthers Had Camera Phones

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Black Panther Party formed in response to police brutality against black Americans. What would've happened if the Panthers had other means to get their message across?

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Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To keep out migrants, Hungarian officials are building a wall along its border with Serbia, similar to what many U.S. presidential candidates hope to construct. But do such walls work? 

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Governor John Hickenlooper on His Purple State's Political Future

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the last few years, Colorado voters have legalized marijuana and recalled officials over gun control. Governor Hickenlooper looks at the political future of his purple state.

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The Weekender: Political Big Wigs Talk Trump, Climate, Religion and More

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the governor of the nation's most populous state, and the former ambassador of the most populous nation on Earth. 


Gov. Brown Champions Immigrant Rights, Pope's Leadership

Friday, August 21, 2015

Is California the best place to be an undocumented immigrant? Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat from California, doesn't think so, but he is leading a reform campaign in his state.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Combats Fires, Drought As California Booms

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown is California's longest-serving governor. He's presided over an economic boom, accompanied by an unsustainable drought.

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A New Day in Cuba

Friday, August 14, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will raise the American flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time since President Eisenhower cut ties with Cuba in January 1961.

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Jerusalem Wildfire Spreads Through Northern California

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Jerusalem wildfire has burned at least 23,500 acres in Northern California. Some of the affected areas have already been hit by the Rocky wildfire, earlier this month.

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Leader of Group Opposing Iran Deal Quits to Back Agreement

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gary Samore, former advisor to the president, stepped down as president of United Against a Nuclear Iran. He agrees with the nuclear deal; UANI, a leading advocacy group, does not.    

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Under Fire in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine have stepped up attacks on Ukrainian military and civilians, as well as European monitors in the region.