Emergency Room Costs; Poet Richard Blanco; Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones; Slow Reading
Monday, December 23, 2013
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about the latest installment in her series examining the high cost of health care in the US. This one looks at why bills for emergency room visits can vary so much. Richard Blanco talks about delivering the Inaugural poem earlier this year and the inspirations and challenges behind it. Ralph Fiennes on directing and starring in the new film, “The Invisible Woman,” about a secret love affair between Charles Dickens and a young actress. And we’ll be joined by his co-star, Felicity Jones. David Mikics explains why, in an age of smartphones, tweets, and links, reading more slowly—and deeply—is more important than ever.