Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

Greg Lipper and Marcy Wheeler

July 30 . 2013

Fighting the battle over birth control coverage with Greg Lipper, Sr. Litigation Counsel at Americans United. Later, will the Obama administration attacks on a free press succeed where Nixon failed? Marcy Wheeler (aka “emptywheel”) is a noted blogger on legal issues who writes at

David Rosner

May 16 . 2013

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century,  David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health in Lead Wars.

Dr. Leana Wen

February 20 . 2013

When Doctors Don’t Listen is an essential guide that enables you to speak up and take back control of your health care by empowering the patient to engage with their doctors as partners in their diagnosis. Co-author Dr. Leana Wen tells you which questions to ask.

Dr. Jerry Avorn

August 10 . 2012

Dr. Jerome Avorn talks about his NEJM article,  Two Centuries of Assessing Drug Risks and the broader questions of drug testing, advertising and the FDA’s responsibility. He is the author of Powerful Medicines.

Harvey Levenstein

August 8 . 2012
In Fear of Food, Harvey Levenstein reveals the people and interests who have created and exploited  the question of what to eat and drink, causing an extraordinary number of Americans to allow fear to trump pleasure in dictating their food choices.

Uzodinma Iweala

August 1 . 2012

Dr. Uzo Iweala returned to Africa and has produced Our Kind of People, a non-fiction account of the AIDS crisis. He goes behind the headlines of an unprecedented epidemic to show the real lives it affects, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent’s valiant struggle.

Timothy Jost, Janet Crepps

August 1 . 2012

This is bad decision day! Can a corporation exercise religion; yes, according to a federal district judge. Law professor, Timothy Jost talks about the case and the blog he posted. Then, a federal judge in Arizona  has upheld the law to limit abortions beyond 20 weeks. Janet Crepps, senior counsel with  Center for Reproductive Rights joins us.



Robert Proctor

July 11 . 2012

In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year.

David Talbot

July 9 . 2012

In Season of the Witch, David Talbot recounts the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982—and of the extraordinary men and women who led to the city’s ultimate rebirth and triumph.

Candice Millard

June 18 . 2012

Destiny of the Republic is author Candice Millard‘s account of James A. Garfield rise from poverty to the presidency and the history of his assassination and legacy.