Health & Science

Bill Moyers continues his long-running explorations of health and science as they affect Americans in both societal and deeply personal ways. His programs and specials reveal vital truths about our health, our fractured health care system, and the natural world around us.

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April 7, 2014 | Activism

Paid sick days leave everyone healthier and happier (except maybe a few corporations). Continue reading

Red and blue state map, based on returns in last four presidential elections. (Wikimedia Commons/ Angr)
April 7, 2014 | Blog

The rate of uninsured is now about 50 percent higher in states that refused to expand Medicaid. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., is seen Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. For the third straight day Monday Oct. 8, 2012, the California statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

A future in which governments regulate carbon emissions is an unrealistic thing to imagine, and not worth planning for, says the company. Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

In her new book, Seeds of Hope, anthropologist Jane Goodall, who turned 80 today, writes about a new movement in gardening that transforms the “typical ridiculous American lawn” into a native plant habitat for bees, other insects, birds and a whole host of small creatures. Read an excerpt. Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

Tell us what you think: What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 2, 2014

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, talks to Bill about food workers fight for a living wage. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

The food supply will dwindle, and the poor will be hit hardest, but we’ll all be affected as the world becomes more unstable. Continue reading

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets supporters after addressing thousands of tea party activists at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 26, 2014 | Blog

The real cost of conservatives’ cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives. Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 | Blog

Keystone XL may have received a lot of public scrutiny, but Big Oil has other routes for its dirty, tar sands crude. Continue reading

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March 24, 2014 | What We're Reading

And deep-pocketed advocacy groups are lobbying for more — a trend that alarms advocates of strong science education. Continue reading

Waves crash against the cliffs of Big Sur, Calif. A new report says erosion could cause coastal cliffs to retreat more than 100 feet by 2100. April 2005. (AP Photo/Anja Schlein, FILE)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

Scientists want you, the American public, to know that yes, they really do agree that climate change is happening, and its effects will be scary. Continue reading

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March 18, 2014 | Blog
We've selected some of our favorite clips from Bill's interview with investigative journalist Julia Angwin, author of the new book, Dragnet Nation.
Johnny Collins, of Kernersville, N.C., holds a large photo of a Duke Energy coal plant during a protest near Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 over Duke Energy's coal plants. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

The Dan River coal ash spill is a case study in what happens when a regulator gets too friendly with the industry it regulates. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

One study looks at historical examples and concludes that it’s possible. Continue reading

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