A Reckoning in Puerto Rico, Eight Months After Maria | WBEZ
Skip to main content

The Takeaway

A Reckoning in Puerto Rico, Eight Months After Maria

A new study out this week came to a grim conclusion about the number of deaths in Puerto Rico attributable to Hurricane Maria. A survey of surviving residents on the island, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that more than 4,600 Puerto Ricans may have perished due to the hurricane. The Takeaway reviews this alarming new study with voices at the center of Puerto Rico's resilience. Plus, a push by student activists to incorporate Asian-American history into college curricula; an examination of maternity leave policies in women's tennis after Serena Williams historic return; and a look at Philadelphia rock band 'Dr. Dog' in their 20th year.

You can connect with The Takeaway on TwitterFacebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X