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"A Blind Pig in Sugar City" ~ Abortion History Story ~ COVID Expert Eric Topol

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - Joe Schneider is the author of “A Blind Pig in Sugar City.” It’s a gritty novel about a young man getting his start as a journalist in the 1960s in Fargo. It’s an experience the author knows well – he was a reporter for the Forum newspaper back then. ~~~ Nearly all abortions are now illegal in some states, with more expected to follow. It’s not the first time states have banned the procedure. In a story from Harvest Public Media and KCUR, Mackenzie Martin has the story of Doctor Annie Smith, a figure who looms large in Missouri's mythology for performing illegal abortions in the early 1900s. ~~~ COVID expert Dr. Eric Topol calls BA.5 the worst variant because of immune escape – the ability to have growth, fitness and advantages we haven’t seen before. He visits with Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter.