Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
In his new book, novelist Nicholson Baker details what he calls the "assault on paper" being carried out by libraries all around the country. Over the past 50 years, tons of old newspapers and books have been discarded, on the assumption that old paper is past preservation and is useless. Baker argues that, due to this misguided approach, a large part of America’s journalistic and literary legacy is irretrievably lost. Nicholson Baker is president of the American Newspaper Repository.
- Nicholson Baker author, novelist, and president of the American Newspaper Repository
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