The Greater Impact Of Facebook And Cambridge Analytica, The Rise And Fall Of Online Comedy, Why Some Americans Are Going Without Health Insurance

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Facebook is notifying users who were affected by the improper sharing of data with Cambridge Analytica. We look at the social media company’s response to the controversy. Plus, while prices and deductibles rise, paying for health insurance is growing to be a bigger challenge– for people who live a comfortable life and for people who live a tight budget. We talk with a reporter about what’s causing many Americans to opt out of paying insurance prices. We also hear more about comedy’s journey on the internet.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At Facebook's Moves To Protect Users' Data

    Facebook is to begin notifying users Monday whether their data may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica, the British consulting firm with ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. It’s among the steps the social media company says it’s taking to better protect people’s personal information. We discuss Facebook’s response to the controversy and how the situation may play out.

  • The Rise, Fall, And Future Of Online Comedy

    In the last 20 years, websites like Cracked, CollegeHumor, and The Onion led a wave of comedy that was largely designed for, and thrived on, the internet. However, as social media becomes more powerful, comedy writers say it’s having a negative effect on their work. We find out how a shifting digital world might also be changing how people decide to laugh online.

  • Who Are The Americans Still Without Health Insurance

    Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, the number of Americans without health insurance is at an all time low. But despite that, thousands of Americans are still deciding to go without health insurance. We speak with someone from Bloomberg Health News about their new project that explores why families are making that decision and the tradeoffs that come with it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Young Mie Kim Guest
  • Alison Herman Guest
  • Drew Armstrong Guest