back arrowView show

What Ever Happened to Zika?

Episode description

Before Hurricane Maria, the Zika crisis was already pushing Puerto Rico’s health care system to the limit. Then the storm came and crippled it completely — no more testing pregnant mothers for Zika, and no more tracking babies born to Zika-infected mothers. A year later, things are still not back to normal. And it’s becoming clear that many babies that seem fine may not be.

episodes iconMore Episodes

The Eleventh Hour

December 7th, 2018

39:48

After four years of fighting, 20 million soldiers and civilians dead, and three collapsed empires, World War One ended and a new world order emerged. …

War Children

November 22nd, 2018

25:36

A year after the city of Mosul was liberated from ISIS rule, kids across Iraq are not alright. The most vulnerable are often overlooked: orphans, the …

The Dancing Ghosts of Duffy's Cut

October 25th, 2018

26:47

When Bill and Frank Watson were kids, their grandfather told them a ghost story. Decades later, the brothers discovered the source of that story in …

Hope (and Contraband) in a Bottle

October 11th, 2018

29:30

On a South Korean island just eight miles from the shores of North Korea, Jung Gwang-il is trying to save lives with rice and USBs. He’s a North Korean defector who survived torture and concentration camps, and is now

Refugees Lost in Translation

September 27th, 2018

33:21

*Refugees Lost in Translation *

Three refugees — from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq — are working as interpreters for other refugees coming into Europe. With a foot in both worlds, they see things that refugees and …

Unheard in Appalachia

September 20th, 2018

28:27

In beautiful, mountainous Eastern Kentucky, local economies are struggling, coal jobs continue to disappear, and people are frustrated by decades of …

Season 5 Trailer

September 14th, 2018

3:07

From Puerto Rico to Pennsylvania, a new generation of journalists is reporting on the ground, documenting the most important stories of their time. Hosted by Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, in …

The New American Songbook: Nuevo Mariachi

November 16th, 2017

23:12

For Omar Naré, mariachi is in his blood. His grandfather, a Mexican farm laborer, brought the music with him to California’s Central Valley, where he settled his family. Omar grew up hearing mariachi at family …

The New American Songbook: Rhythms From Cyprus

November 9th, 2017

24:09

At age 20, percussionist George Lernis sought to travel halfway around the world from Cyprus, to follow in the footsteps of the American jazz …

The New American Songbook: Making It In The HMI

October 19th, 2017

27:59

HMI stands for Haitian Music Industry, but its artists and fans are spread around the globe. Vladimir Mead immigrated to Boston 10 years ago at age 16. Since then, he’s built up a music career under the name Masterbrain …

The New American Songbook: For My Ayeeyo

October 5th, 2017

26:52

Somalia is the “land of poets,” a place where love, law, war and peace have been carried out in verse for centuries. This is a story of what happens when that tradition is driven far from the dry soil and open skies …

The New American Songbook: Cambodia Reincarnate

September 21st, 2017

29:29

During the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s, nearly all of the country’s musicians were killed. But in a strange twist of fate, music saved the life of a Cambodian boy named Sovann. Now a U.S. citizen in Lowell, Mass., …

Making Music In The Syrian Diaspora

July 27th, 2017

27:05

Ahmad Naffory fell in love with the guitar in a Syrian grocery store, but he didn't know that his music would cause him to flee his home for another …

The Fix: Chapter 5 – We Need to Talk

June 1st, 2017

12:44

On Long Island, the rate of death from opioid overdose is rising the fastest in all of New York. Here, providers are being trained in basic communication and learning to treat substance abuse like any other chronic …

The Fix: Chapter 4 – A Better Way to Treat Addiction

May 25th, 2017

12:41

In the South Bronx, healthcare providers here are pioneering an approach that is way ahead of the rest of the country. This system, where all of the patients' needs are met in once place, allows them to live …

The Fix: Chapter 3 – Detox, Rehab, Relapse, Repeat

May 18th, 2017

11:09

To deal with the crisis on Staten Island, health officials and law enforcement are pioneering new kinds of treatment options. But residents are largely in denial about the problem, and those wanting to get clean are …

The Fix: Chapter 2 – Not My Kid

May 11th, 2017

14:44

Rampant prescriptions for painkillers laid the foundation for a deadly heroin epidemic in the mostly white, blue-collar community of Staten Island. …

The Fix: Chapter 1 – The History You Never Heard

May 4th, 2017

17:31

The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epidemic, residents' efforts to handle the crisis and the birth of a stigma …

Dispatch: Trump And The Next Chapter On Climate

December 16th, 2016

12:24

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election sent shockwaves around the world, but particularly at U.N. climate conference in Marrakech. …

Living Proof: Anguish In Arctic Scandinavia

December 9th, 2016

26:41

Living Proof: Storms, Sex And Survival In The Philippines

December 2nd, 2016

27:48

After covering the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, GroundTruth's Aurora Almendral investigates how typhoons are driving waves of human trafficking in the Philippines. This is a coproduction with KCRW's …

Living Proof: Zika In The Americas

November 25th, 2016

23:58

Zika virus is now in dozens of countries, including the United States. GroundTruth's Beth Murphy documents the epidemic in Puerto Rico, exploring how climate change is affecting mosquito-borne diseases, here and around …

Living Proof: Jakarta's Fight Against Flooding

November 18th, 2016

17:48

The rising seas and increased storms that come with climate change pose a threat to many coastal cities. GroundTruth's Chris Bentley goes to Indonesia’s capital to investigate how even projects done in the name of …

Living Proof: Somalia’s Climate For Conflict

November 11th, 2016

29:08

For 25 years, drought and war have reinforced each other in a deadly cycle in Somalia. GroundTruth's Laura Heaton reports on how the underlying causes of Somalia's long-running civil war are being worsened by climate …

Dispatch: Drowned Out In Paris

March 24th, 2016

13:23

Are young people being shut out of the world's response to climate change? 

GroundTruth climate fellows Justine Calma and Chris Bentley kick off our new series of reports on global warming with this dispatch from the …

From Syria With Baklava

March 15th, 2016

34:05

The epic journey of a group of Syrian refugees brought together by a famous sweets shop called Salloura. Syrian-American correspondent Dalia Mortada tells the story. 

Extra: Covering Haiti's Unimaginable Earthquake

January 14th, 2016

18:27

What do you learn from seeing the world collapse? Veteran CBC reporter David Gutnik risked his life to cover the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 …

Razia's Way: One School's Fight for Afghanistan's Girls

December 30th, 2015

22:30

How do you convince the conservative men of Afghanistan to get behind girls' education? This is the story of one determined, Afghan woman from Massachusetts who seems to have found a way...and one student her …

War Reporting: A Love Story

November 12th, 2015

21:52

Conflict reporter Tracey Shelton has been willing to risk her life to tell the stories of ordinary people in war zones. But now that she's found love, is her work still worth the risk? GroundTruth Producer Nathan Tobey …

Foreverstan: The Aftermath

September 29th, 2015

19:21

Where is Afghanistan heading? GroundTruth correspondent Jean MacKenzie assesses the fall of Kunduz, and Charlie Sennott travels along the country's "Ring Road" with Iraq War veteran and photojournalist Ben Brody to …

Foreverstan: The First Casualty

September 10th, 2015

12:32

Correspondent Charles Sennott follows the roots of the war in Afghanistan from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He then returns to the scene of a …

Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store