Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Frost by Thomas Bernhard and Michael Hofmann. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 29, 2009 — If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S.
Dec 29, 2009 — This book reveals the personal odyssey of Deogratias Niyizonkiza, an American-trained physician living and working in the central African nations of Burundi and Rwanda. His personal tale is one of triumph and misery as he fights to bring modern medical care to his homeland.
Aug 29, 2009 — Author Tracy Kidder recounts the story of a refugee from the war-torn African country of Burundi in the new book Strength in What Remains. When Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza arrived in New York City in 1993, he had little beyond the clothes on his back.
Mar 19, 2009 — To most people, a 21-hour workday is incomprehensible. But for medical interns in their residency, it's business as usual. Is it a good idea to treat patients after nearly a whole day without rest? Many don't think so, which is why a recommendation has been made to institute a mandatory 5-hour nap for residents on call. Sounds like a good idea, right? Commentator Sandeep Jauhar doesn't think so.
Dec 27, 2007 — Dr. Sandeep Jauhar talks about his memoir, Intern, which documents his trial-by-fire introduction to the medical profession. Jauhar describes 80-hour weeks and the chronic exhaustion that is the trademark of first-year doctors completing their residencies.
Dec 7, 2006 — If standing in line at the mall isn't your bag, we've dipped into our bag to offer some weekend diversions, from the very first season of SNL, finally out on DVD, to a Web site that will answer your burning questions.