Rescue Operations

Today, we’ll discuss the rising rate of suicides among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And we'll find out about William Stewart Halsted, the doctor who has been called the father of modern surgery. Then, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak talks about her new novel, which tells two tales--one about the Persian poet Rumi and one about a modern-day manuscript reader. Plus, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols talk about why reviving journalism is crucial to our democracy.

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at a star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!