Foxconn Negotiations, Antidepressants In Fish, Online Harrassment

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A new study finds that antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft are showing up in the brains of Great Lakes fish. We find out why the drugs are getting into waterways and how they could affect the ecosystem. As a new round of negotiations begins between the state government and tech manufacturer Foxconn, we find out what’s being decided. And we talk with a game developer about the threats and harassment she received online and why she’s written a book about it.

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  • Surviving A Campaign Of Online Threats And Harassment

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Kate Archer Kent Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Tom Daykin Guest
  • Diana Aga Guest
  • Zoe Quinn Guest

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