AM 950

Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 29, 2018

Our theme this week is “Idealist’s Under the Radar” and I highlight a pharmacologist with the Food & Drug Administration, Frances Oldham Kelsey, who in 1960 resisted drug manufacturer pressure to license thalidomide in the U.S. and in doing so, prevented thousands of American babies being born with birth defects. The Big Interview is with Minneapolis attorney Paul Floyd, an idealist helping those with HIV/AIDS in the Ukraine; and in Block C, I share about a recent episode where I forgot about having privilege, a lesson that I hope I don’t soon forget.