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Airing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015: As the NBA playoffs proceed, the league is debating the Hack-a-Shaq — the deliberate fouling of the opposite team’s worst free-throw shooter. We look at the impact of this strategy on advertisers. Next: with hospitals in the U.S. moving to electronic medical record systems, there’s been a high demand for medical scribes. We explore what their role is and why they’ve become indispensable to doctors.   



Segments From this episode

Verizon is buying AOL. What now? Let us explain.

by Molly Wood and Kai Ryssdal May 12, 2015
It might sound crazy, but it's all about mobile video ads.
Shelf Life

My Paris Dream: A fashion journalist on style and slang

by Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan May 12, 2015
A fashion journalist on what she learned in Paris.

What's AOL, really?

by Kai Ryssdal May 12, 2015
Let's look back at how CEO Tim Armstrong described the company in 2012.

Medical scribe industry thrives

by Miles Bryan May 12, 2015
The medical scribe industry has been booming in recent years, fueled largely by hospitals around the county switching to electronic medical record systems.

Re-thinking the boring bond

by Tracey Samuelson May 12, 2015
Dissecting the bond market's "conga line of ramifications."

Oil downturn takes men out of 'man camps'

by Annie Baxter May 12, 2015
Housing planned during North Dakota's oil boom is now short on occupants.

In the NBA, 'Hack-a-Shaq' is fouling ratings, too

by Gigi Douban May 12, 2015
The strategy of fouling bad free-throw shooters can be effective, but slows the game

Music from the episode

Mansard Roof Vampire Weekend
Daffodils Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
Squalor Victoria The National
Elephant Tame Impala

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