Songs of the Season
Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.
Science of Paradigms
All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.
News Roundup - December 21, 2012
A look at the week's top news.
Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England, Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.
The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.
Dr. Margot Hartmann, CEO and President of Nantucket Cottage Hospital discusses challenges facing the most rural hospital in the state. We also talk about a provision inserted into the nation’s new heath care law that will give Massachusetts’s hospitals $275 million more a year in Medicare payments.
The amendment requires Medicare to reimburse all Massachusetts hospitals for employee wages at at least the same rate it reimburses Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Wages on the island are higher because of its isolated location and high cost of living.