fresh air http://michiganradio.org en In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-6 <p>On Wednesday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/">Fresh Air </a>interviewed Dr. Gregg Bloche about<a href="http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&amp;t=1&amp;islist=false&amp;id=134568775&amp;m=134569139"> the dangers that rising health care costs pose </a>to patients and to doctor&#39;s adherence to the Hippocratic Oath.</p><p>From NPR&#39;s website:</p><blockquote><p>In most medical schools, students recite the Hippocratic Oath together to mark the start of their professional careers. The soon-to-be physicians swear to uphold the ethical standards of the medical profession and promise to stand for their patients without compromise.</p><p>Though the oath has been rewritten over the centuries, the essence of it has remained the same: &quot;In each house I go, I go only for the good of my patients.&quot;</p><p>But the principles of the oath, says Dr. Gregg Bloche, are under an &quot;unprecedented threat.&quot; In <em>The Hippocratic Myth</em>, Bloche details how doctors are under constant pressure to compromise or ration their care in order to please lawmakers, lawyers and insurance companies.</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:37:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1705 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-4 <p>It&#39;s Friday. Time to take a look at a few radio pieces worth a second listen... or a first listen if you missed them.</p><p><strong>Tough Lives</strong></p><p>This past week, we caught several stories about growing up or living in a tough environment.</p><p><em><strong><a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-02-28/andre-dubus-iii-townie">Andre Dubus III: &quot;Townie&quot; - The Diane Rehm Show</a></strong></em></p><p><a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-02-28/andre-dubus-iii-townie">Diane Rehm</a> talked to Andre Dubus III, best-selling author, about his recent memoir <em>Townie</em>.</p><p>Hearing someone talk about their memoir doesn&#39;t always make for radio magic, but I sat and listened to the entire interview with Dubus as he talked about his journey - going from a scrawny kid, to muscled brawler, to successful author.</p><p>From the Diane Rehm Show website:</p><blockquote><p>In the 1970s, life along Massachusetts&#39; Merrimack River was harsh and unforgiving. Jobs were scarce, neighborhoods were rife with drugs and violence, and hopelessness and despair prevailed. To survive amid such hardship, &quot;House of Sand and Fog&quot; author Andre Dubus III, built himself up from a scared, scrawny victim to a muscled street fighter who could defend his family and channel his anger at his absent father. Later on, Dubus found redemption through writing. He healed old wounds and forged a new life as one of America&#39;s bestselling authors.</p></blockquote><p>In the interview, Dubus III talks about his rough and tumble childhood, touching on the difficulties facing single parents as well as issues surrounding bullying and empowerment, including Dubus&#39;s own vigilante-esque behavior in the face of would-be intimidators in his neighborhood.</p><p>Dubus III is charming and down-to-earth about topics which, one imagines, are very personal, and somewhat difficult to talk about. Not to be missed.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/listings/110226/"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fovfxKGCYzo" title="YouTube video player" width="400"></iframe></a></p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:36:01 +0000 Mark Brush 1482 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it...