Lottery jackpots, Antibiotic resistance

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A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago on in this May 18, 2013 file photo. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

We talk to an author who researches the lottery to better understand the large jackpots we’ve seen in recent drawings. Then, two Wisconsin researchers join us to share their work mapping resistance to antibiotics.

Featured in this Show

  • Have we reached peak lottery?

    Last week, a single ticket in Florida won the $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Earlier this summer, a winning Powerball ticket in California took home over $1 billion in prize money. Why are jackpots getting bigger and bigger? The author of a new book on lotteries explains how we got here.

  • How resistance to antibiotics affects care for infections

    Wisconsin researchers are tracking resistance to antibiotics to better understand how to treat infections. We learn more about what they’ve found and how it could impact our healthcare.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Jonathan D. Cohen Guest
  • Laurel Legenza Guest
  • Lucas Schulz Guest

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