Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Scott Simon chronicles his mother's death and reminisces about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
By Kaari Pitkin : Senior Producer, Radio Rookies
It’s with deep sadness I’m writing this post. Radio Rookies has lost a valued member of our community. Former Rookie Reporter Keith Tingman died on February 12. We remember him here.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years. Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013. Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Correction: In the broadcast version of this interview, Reinhold Messner is incorrectly said to have walked 28,000 kilometers across Antarctica. He walked 2,800 kilometers. Reinhold Messner is arguably the world’s greatest living mountaineer. He’s climbed 14 of the world’s tallest peaks, and if that isn’t impressive enough, he was the first to climb Mt. Everest alone and without supplemental oxygen. He recounts some of these adventures in a new book called “Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit.” Steve Paulson caught up with him and asked how he got hooked on climbing.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.