Ticked Off: Making Sense of the Lyme Disease Controversy

TUE, SEP 30, 2014 (1:08:06)

What are the Lyme disease wars? Can you know for sure if you are infected? Join WGBH science reporter Dr. Heather Goldstone and a panel of experts to take a closer look at the growing public health threat and learn how to stay safe from the tiny, disease-carrying parasites.

This discussion was presented by WGBH News and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at the WGBH studios in Brighton, MA.

Photo: "Ixodes scapularis

+ BIO: Beth Daley

Daley covered the environment, science and education for almost two decades at The Boston Globe and won numerous awards for her work including being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among her many stories--a two-year investigation on mislabeled fish in Boston area restaurants that won three awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers along with additional awards from the National Press Club, the Society for Features Journalism and the National Headliner competition. Daley spent the 2011-2012 academic year as a Knight fellow at Stanford University, a program designed to foster journalistic innovation and entrepreneurship. There, she became deeply interested in new journalism models and created EnviroFact, a collaborative clearinghouse to check environmental claims in the news. From 2001-2003, Daley was the Globe’s science and 9/11 reporter covering the anthrax scare, the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. space program. From 1997-2001, she was the newspaper’s education reporter. On that beat, she wrote a series of award-winning stories on shoddy school construction and covered urban education in Boston and across the nation. Prior to joining the Globe in 1994, Daley worked as a reporter for the Newburyport Daily News and as an English teacher in Sri Lanka and Thailand. She is a graduate of Northeastern University.

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