Investigation Into The Palm Oil Industry Wins Award, The Ethics Of Vaccine Passports

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A nurse fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine
A nurse fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 19, 2021. Orlin Wagner/AP Photo

We hear about the atrocities of the palm oil industry from an investigative reporter who recently won an award for their work uncovering labor abuses by manufacturers. Then, we dig into the ethics and logistics behind so-called vaccine passports.

Featured in this Show

  • Reporter Wins Award For Palm Oil Investigation

    We speak with a reporter from the Associated Press about her work on a series investigating labor abuses in the palm oil industry. The reporting earned her and co-author Robin McDowell an award from UW-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics.

  • What Are Vaccine Passports And Do We Need Them?

    So-called vaccine passports — digital records of your immunizations that allow you into places or events — have been contentious since they were first proposed. But advocates say they’re a path back to normalcy and the post-pandemic world. We discuss their pros and cons with a bioethicist.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Margie Mason Guest
  • Glenn Cohen Guest

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