Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
In 1947, a massive explosion ripped through the thriving port of Texas City, Texas, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Veteran journalist and presidential biographer Bill Minutaglio writes about this nearly forgotten disaster and the landmark legal battles against the U.S. government that followed.
- Bill Minutaglio professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, co-author with Steven L. Davis of, "Dallas 1963" (October 2013)
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