Health, Science, Environment

12:00am

Thu April 2, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How do non-profit health insurers like Blue Shield operate?

  

How do non-profit health insurance companies like Blue Shield operate? On the April 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Michael Johnson, a former Blue Shield policy director who says the company is no different than its for-profit competitors. He recently resigned over high premiums, multi-million dollar salaries, and billions in profits. The state recently stripped Blue Shield of its tax-exempt status. Johnson says Blue Shield should give back the profits it made while it received tax breaks? Do you agree? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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8:26am

Tue March 31, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Should orcas be held captive for human entertainment?

On the March 31st Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with John Hargrove, a former Sea World trainer and author of “Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish.” In recent years, the theme park conglomerate has come under attack for mistreating Orcas, which Hargrove calls cruel for the animals and trainers. Where do you stand on this issue?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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6:04pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Fear and Eating in Fukushima

Fukushima produce and farmers' faces at Yokubenimaru supermarket, Fukushima City
Ali Budner

We are no strangers to earthquakes here in the Bay Area. But there’s been nothing in recent memory to match the 9.0 quake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011.  

The quake set off a deadly tsunami and was so powerful that it shifted the earth’s axis by several inches.

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1:22pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Investigation questions the prescription of psychotropic drugs to foster youth

Screenshot of the Bay Area News Group documentary, "Drugging our Kids"

 

On Thursday, March 26th, at the Tech Museum in San Jose, the Bay Area News Group is screening a documentary as part of its latest investigation into the over-prescription of drugs in California’s foster care system. The state has almost 60,000 foster youth – and one out of every four is given psychotropic drugs. Those are drugs to fix their behavior, not to help a mental illness. And they’re known to have horrible side effects. 

Reporter Karen de Sa spoke with many foster children for the investigative series “Drugging our Kids.” She came by our studios earlier this week to talk about what she discovered.

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5:20pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Where will our future water supply come from, if not rain?

The LA Times recently published an editorial that reported that California’s reservoirs are currently storing only about a year’s worth of water supply. Significant storms could still add to that supply, but it’s daunting data, coming at the tail end of the traditional wet season.

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