Health

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

January 6, 2010

A surgeon and renowned medical writer looks at how a simple checklist can save lives. He says it can help doctors and nurses professionals deal with increasingly complex technology and reduce human error.

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2009

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

Pope Brock: "Charlatan" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2009

The bizarre story of "the goat gland man," John Brinkley, a marketing genius and medical fraud who amassed a fabulous fortune in the early twentieth century implanting thousands with goat testicles to restore sexual virility.

Copenhagen Wrap-up

December 21, 2009

What emerged from the Copenhagen climate talks: A look at promises made and the next steps leading nations must take to achieve them as the summit concludes.

Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

December 16, 2009

New studies indicate overexposure to radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer and cause thousands of deaths. What the studies show and alternative diagnostic tests.

Public Long Term Care Insurance

December 15, 2009

As part of the effort to overhaul health care, the Senate is considering a new long term care insurance plan similar to one already approved by the House. Critics contend it will become financially unsustainable: The pros and cons of...

The Future of Medicare's Home Health Care Program

December 9, 2009

The Senate votes to slash billions from Medicare's home health care program. What the cuts mean for senior citizens and efforts to overhaul health care.

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 4, 2009

President Obama shifts U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gets grilled on Capitol Hill. And same-sex marriage is voted out in New York but in in D.C. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

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