Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE, a conversation with Jamaal Wilkes, whose nickname was "Silk," because everything did on the basketball court was so smooth.  We'll talk about Jamaal's beliefs, which range from Christianity to Islam and back, and his career, prematurely ended by a devastating injury, and about his "insider's view" of the NBA playoff finals. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Karen Foshay of Al Jazeera America on what a recently-filed lawsuit in California calls a scam of massive proportions, in which counterfeit metal screws and other parts were used in surgeries on hundreds of patients' spines.  The distributor of the knock-off parts, paid off doctors who used them, but  the FDA failed to intervene.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Lenny Bernstein the Health Blogger for the Washington Post not only tells us a new story, but introduces us to what may be a new era in medical care monitoring: the era of Big Data.  Lenny's story is about a Big Data analysis which shows an "association" between some very widely used heartburn remedies and fatal heart attacks. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino tells us about what happened after American pressure got the Mexican government to crack down on La Bestia, the freight train so awful it was called the beast, even as it was the main carrier of Central American migrants to the US border.  Barred from the rails, Sorrentino says, the migrants have been forced into something much worse.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, 250 IT employees at Team Disney are laid off, but not before they are forced to train their foreign replacements.  Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld.com on how the H1B visa system is costing Americans their jobs and lowering wage scales for many  so-called STEM job-seekers in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workplaces

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Today on HERE AND THERE,  Ross Ulbricht said he was a Libertarian Dreamer and his Silk Road marketplace on the internet's clandestine "dark web" was an exercise in freedom.  The Judge said no way, Silk Road was a massive dealership in illegal drugs and sentenced Ulbricht to life in prison.  Kristen Saloomey of Al Jazeera covered the twists and turns of a dramatic trial and shares details on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, US Secret Service agents advancing a Presidential visit to Colombia caught entertaining prostitutes...2 senior Secret Service agents, apparently drunk, almost run over a barricaded suspected bomb right in front of the White House...Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for these and other revelations.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, for better or for worse, the use of attack drones has become the military signature of the Obama Administration.  But is that a change for the better or the worse: RAND Corporation expert Lynn Davis on a weapon that may not transform war-fighting, but is transforming war politics.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, it's all but certain: there are gonna be a lot more drones in our everyday life, doing everything from reforestation and crop management to search and rescue service in emergencies and delivery of books, boxes and pizzas.  UAV expert Max Flight on how to have all these things and protect our privacy and safety as well.

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Today on HERE AND THERE,  a conversation with Jani Jensen MD, co-editor of the new Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception...on the latest in vitro fertilization, and how Mayo Clinic is changing things to reduce the 40% chance that IVF will result in multiple births, while keeping the 70% rate of  successful pregnancies.

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