What We’re Watching – June 28
Tim Anaya – New PRI Poll Shows Strong Support for Gene Therapies
PRI released the results of a new national poll this week showing that Americans strongly support and see a lot of value in gene therapies. Unlike traditional medications, gene therapies focus on curing a deadly disease like cancer rather than simply treating it. Not surprisingly, the innovative medical breakthroughs come with a much-higher costs, but our poll shows American think their promise are worth the higher costs. Watch this short video to learn about the results of the poll.
Ben Smithwick – Robby Soave on His New Book
Robby Soave, an associate editor at Reason.com, discusses his new book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, which profiles Millennial activists from across the political spectrum and examines free speech issues on college campuses. Robby will soon be a guest on PRI’s “Next Round” podcast talking about his new book.
Rowena Itchon – A PRI Podcast Favorite’s Star Turn on David Letterman
New York comedienne Sarah Rose Siskind was one of our most listened to podcast guests last year. She was also once a PRI intern. If readers listened to the podcast, she mentions that she made her television debut on Letterman doing birdcalls. We did some sleuthing and here she is: