The Lowdown

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Clogged roads, high prices, no doctors, elders without proper care: Cape Cod's lack of housing is to blame and of we don't do something soon it'll be too late.
Two university microbiologists tell us how some of the simple pleasures of life--sharing a popcorn at the movies, attending a birthday party; sipping a cocktail on the rocks or perusing a restaurant menu can get us REALLY sick.
No one gets the glory, the money, or the blame, as much as the Quarterback. Bestselling sports writer John Feinstein talks about how they handle the extremes of victories and defeats; being drafted, being traded, and being all but forgotten when they’re too injured to play.
Grey Gardens is the iconic Maysles brothers documentary telling the stories of Big and Little Edie Beale, ruling class socialites living in a squalid Hamptons mansion. But whatever happened to Jerry, the young gay handyman who captured our hearts? Here's his story.
Dr, Roger Kligler knows the pain and indignity of dying with cancer. He's cared for those patients and he's one himself. A shy and private man he's going public to force Massachusetts to allow terminally ill patients to die without excruciating pain or bureaucratic interference.
Well-loved and well-hated, everyone has an opinion about Elizabeth Warren but few know why she's a fierce defender of people getting screwed by the big money elite. Pro or con, you owe it to yourself to know who she is and where she came from.
In this extended podcast, journalist Johann Hari tells us everything we know about addiction is wrong: that the war on drugs is actually a war on some of the world’s most vulnerable people and that what they crave is not a fleeting high but a real human connection.
Paleontologist Neil Shubin, who co-discovered Tiktaalik, sometimes known as the Missing Link, explains how we carry the whole history of evolution within our bodies, and how the human genome links us with the rest of life on earth.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world's most popular herbicide probably cause cancer...and it's in everything we eat. Here's the story of how Monsanto produced, marketed, and made billions on a product that's sold in every garden store in America.