The Brian Lehrer Show

The Nursing Life

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins follows four nurses through a year of sex, drugs and caring for patients.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Barney Frank; Staten Island DA Dan Donovan; the Nursing Life

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Criminal justice reforms and Baltimore's moment; GOP candidate for Congress Dan Donovan; Barney Frank; workplace hostility nurses face; NJ news as Bridgegate indictments loom.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Healthcare Jobs Pave a Path to the Middle Class

Friday, March 06, 2015

New York Times economics writer Dionne Searcey talks about the rise of nursing and other middle-income health care jobs in America, with Anna Marina Ackerson, a doula and a mother.

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StoryCorps 410: Standing with a Giant

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home. One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff sat down with her daughter, Meaghan Starkloff Breitenstein, to remember him.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Local Hospitals Prepared to Safely Handle Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nurses and other health-care workers: Do you feel properly trained and prepared to safely handle an Ebola case?  

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Life of the Law

On Prison and Pregnancy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

United States incarcerates six times as many women as it did thirty years ago. Many of these women are already mothers, and four percent of incarcerated women enter prison pregnant. What happens to the babies born in the correctional system?


The Takeaway

Home Health Care Workers and the Business of Compassion

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When the care a patient requires becomes too great, families often call in help from nurses and home health aides who become a in integral part of the support system. 

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Success of State Medicaid Shift for Elderly, Disabled is in the Eye of the Beholder

Thursday, January 31, 2013

As New York State shifts tens of thousands of elderly on Medicaid and Medicare into special HMO’s for long-term care, health officials are giving high marks to themselves and to the private companies they’ve hired to drive down costs and improve care.



Training Plan to Combat Nursing Shortage

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Amy Smith, a recent graduate of a CUNY Nursing Program spoke at St. Vincent's Hospital today to support the partnership between CUNY and New York City Hospitals.

Amy Smith, a recent graduate of a CUNY Nursing Program spoke at St. Vincent\'s Hospital today to support the partnership between CUNY and New York City Hospitals.

New York City needs more nurses. Due to a growing and aging population, city officials project a shortage of 7,000 nurses in 2020. Yet 575 qualified applicants were turned away from city nursing schools last year because the schools themselves are short-staffed. Speaking at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village today, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says that in this economy, we should be filling all vacancies.

QUINN: 'These are 575 New Yorkers who want to be nurses, who are ready to work, and may not be working now because we didn't have the proper resources to train them.'

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