Tagged with “npr” (338)

  1. You 2.0: Check Yourself

    Surgeon Atul Gawande still remembers the operation years ago that went catastrophically wrong. He was removing a tumor from the adrenal gland of a patient he refers to as Mr. Hagerman.

    Gawande had performed this procedure dozens of times before. But this case was particularly tricky. Mr. Hagerman’s tumor was behind his liver, nestled tightly against an important blood vessel known as the vena cava. Gawande was almost done when all of a sudden, he nicked the blood vessel.

    "I ended up creating a hole in the vena cava, which meant that he then pretty quickly lost his entire blood volume into his abdomen. Complete blackout on the screen…and utter chaos," he recalled. Gawande took the man’s heart in his hand and began compressing it to keep blood flowing to his brain.

    "I mean, he lost basically ten times his body volume in blood. But we were able to give him enough blood to keep his circulation going. He had a cardiac arrest twice. We were finally able to repair the hole in the vena cava, get the tumor out, and have him recover," he said.

    It was a happy ending, and, at first blush, a textbook case of medical heroics. A doctor makes a mistake, but he fixes it, taking a heart into his bare hands and squeezing life back into his patient’s body.

    But skill and brainpower were not the reason Mr. Hagerman survived. Gawande says what actually saved his patient’s life was a plan the surgical team had made before they began the surgery. This plan wasn’t grand or complicated. In fact, it was a humble checklist.

    "And what happened was…when we ran the checklist, when we got to the part where we said, ‘What’s the goal of the operation and tell me anything unexpected about this,’ I mentioned to the anesthesiologist that this tumor was pretty tightly against the vena cava. The anesthesiologist then prepared to get more blood into the room, just in case."

    Today on Hidden Brain, we’ll go inside the operating room with Gawande to explore the subtle biases that cause very smart and very skilled people to become their own worst enemies.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  2. It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders: Jimmy O. Yang on ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘How To American’

    The comedian and actor talks to Sam about his immigrant experience and making it in Hollywood, which he writes about in a new book, "How To American: An Immigrant’s Guide To Disappointing Your Parents." Jimmy stars as immigrant programmer Jìan-Yáng on the HBO comedy "Silicon Valley."

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  3. Chinese Robocalls are Bombarding New York | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

    New York is the latest city to be hit with a rash of robocalls in Mandarin. The NYPD estimates that …

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/chinese-robocalls-bombarding-new-york-are-part-international-phone-scam/

    —Huffduffed by stan

  4. No Filter: Barbara Kruger - Note to Self - WNYC Studios

    The iconic artist on our curated selfies, owning a font, and why we all need likes. You know?

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/barbara-kruger?platform=hootsuite

    —Huffduffed by stan

  5. Bad Dog - The New Yorker Radio Hour - WNYC Studios

    Jia Tolentino visits the prize-winners at the Westminster dog show and tries to come to terms with the badly behaved …

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/bad-dog/

    —Huffduffed by stan

  6. Mass Incarceration Starts Young - Caught - WNYC Studios

    Roughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. Over nine episodes, we’ll listen as …

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/caught-podcast-trailer/

    —Huffduffed by stan

  7. Mueller’s Reputation In Washington Is ‘Stunningly Bipartisan,’ Journalist Says : NPR

    Author Garrett Graff discusses the special counsel in charge of the Trump/Russia investigation: "Bob Mueller is probably about as apolitical and nonpartisan a figure as you could find in Washington."

    https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/582358540/muellers-reputation-in-washington-is-stunningly-bipartisan-journalist-says

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  8. PBS NewsHour - The long history of women not being taken seriously

    The way women operate today in the public sphere is not too different from how they did in the literature of Homer or the Middle Ages, says Mary Beard, a leading feminist and expert in ancient history. Beard joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation on women in politics and her latest book, "Women and Power: A Manifesto," an exploration into how women’s voices have been historically silenced.

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    —Huffduffed by clagnut

  9. Brownsville: No Label Necessary - WNYC

    Residents have a lot to say about how to celebrate their neighborhood and improve it, and it often conflicts with …

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/brownsville-no-label-necessary/

    —Huffduffed by stan

  10. Planet Money: Episode 653: The Anti-Store

    It used to be that if you ran a store, you wanted to make it easy for your customers. But Price Club and Costco went in the opposite direction: They made shopping harder. And people loved it.

    Today on the show: How Price Club and its imitators changed the way we shop. And how a new company is taking what Price Club started to new extremes.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

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