Self-reliance and dependence, Blood industry

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In this Nov. 21, 2013 photo, caregiver Warren Manchess, left, laughs with Paul Gregoline and Paul’s wife, Mary, as they work on a puzzle, in Noblesville, Indiana. Darron Cummings/AP Photo

A writer joins us to discuss American values of self-reliance and where more cooperation and dependence could benefit us. Then, an author shares her book investigating the money behind the blood industry in the U.S.

Featured in this Show

  • American self-reliance can steer us wrong. Can the 'art of dependence' take its place?

    Self-reliance and “bootstrapping” are ingrained in American culture, but our guest says they can have negative personal and societal consequences. She talks about why and how we can encourage more cooperation and independence in our lives.

  • The money behind the blood and plasma industry

    Many people sell blood plasma as a way to earn extra money on the side. A journalist shares her new book looking at the for-profit medical industry that exists behind the blood transactions.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Alissa Quart Guest
  • Kathleen McLaughlin Guest

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