How one state is prepping to be a haven for abortion access
Jun 29, 2022

How one state is prepping to be a haven for abortion access

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A new law in Maryland will expand the workforce eligible to perform abortions. Plus, how music festivals are combating drug overdoses.

Segments From this episode

Ports tackle vessel "dwell times" to reduce backups

Jun 29, 2022
The Port of Oakland wants to shorten the stays of shipping containers at its marine terminals.
Dwell times for shipping containers at ports have risen dramatically during the pandemic.
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Health professionals wonder about future of COVID drugs as federal funding wanes

Jun 29, 2022
Drugmaker Eli Lilly will supply the government with another 150,000 doses of its monoclonal antibody to meet short-term demand.
A free monoclonal antibody treatment site in Miami. Eli Lilly said it will provide more of its antibody medication to the government, but drugmakers may shift their sales to the commercial market.
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Chinese group faked social media posts against a planned Texas rare-earth metal plant, researchers say

Jun 29, 2022
China produces the majority of the world's rare-earth metals. It's likely trying to maintain its control of global production, researchers say.
The disinformation campaign, if sponsored by the Chinese government, would mark a departure from previous efforts that have been more political in nature.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

More health care workers will be able to provide abortions under a new Maryland law

Jun 29, 2022
Maryland is one of 19 states expanding access to abortion by widening the circle of providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
In addition to allowing qualified health care workers to perform abortions, Maryland's new law also provides $3.5 million a year to train abortion providers.
Nic Coury/AFP via Getty Images

Some music festivals are allowing overdose reversal drugs

Jun 29, 2022
Often nonprofits and volunteers are left to do the work of providing naloxone kits to attendees.
At Bonnaroo, a music festival in Tennessee, nonprofits and volunteers distribute free overdose medication and drug test kits.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

A quarter-century after the handover, is Hong Kong still attractive as a business hub?

Jun 29, 2022
Crackdowns by Beijing and severe COVID restrictions have undermined its status. Friday marks the anniversary of the transfer of control.
The Hong Kong skyline at sunset. The territory has seen security crackdowns and severe COVID restrictions, and many residents have left in recent years. Friday marks 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.
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Music from the episode

Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been DJ Premier Remix) Kanye West, KRS-One, Nas & Rakim
Como Me Quieres Khruangbin
The Game Gabriel Garzóm-Montano
Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin
Exotic Dance Roy Ayers

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer