Thu, 6 December 2018
A new Science investigation reveals that several major private research funders—including the Wellcome Trust and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation— are making secretive offshore investments at odds with their organizational missions. Host Meagan Cantwell talks with writer Charles Piller about his deep dive into why some private funders choose to invest in these accounts.
In the United States, gun injuries kill more kids annually than pediatric cancer, but funding for firearms research pales in comparison. On this week’s show, host Sarah Crespi talks with staff writer Meredith Wadman and emergency physician Rebecca Cunningham about how a new grant will jump-start research on gun deaths in kids.
This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.
[Image: Bernard Spragg; Music: Jeffrey Cook]
Authors: Sarah Crespi; Meagan Cantwell; Charles Piller; Meredith Wadman