A coalition of health providers is asking Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to reject a settlement with the state’s largest hospital and physician’s network. The coalition detailed their concerns in a Superior Court filing today.
Former Romney advisor Charlie Chieppo and former Treasurer Shannon O'Brien talk to Jim and Margery about primary election results.
Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory joins Jim and Margery to talk about his paper'sbusing coverage, as well as the New York Daily News editorial decision to stop using the name of Washington's professional football team. [50.09]
Juliette Kayyem will be Wednesday's Open Mic guest. Kayyem will talk about Mass. election results, Pres. Obama's speech Wednesday night about ISIS, and the new head of the Veterans Administration, Robert McDonald. Kayyem is a former Mass. gubernatorial candidate, and a current contributor to CNN. [1:10:31]
Medical ethicist Art Caplan talks about an excess of media coverage about the ebola virus when so many other deadly and widespread diseases need equal time. Caplan will also discuss new research showing that people eat at least twice as much when watching action films than they do in less exciting ones. Art Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. [1:28:36]
(Starts at 1:00) Former Homeland Security administrator Juliette Kayyem talked about the threat of ISIS and the prospect of Americans being recruited to the group. Kayyem also discussed her latest Globe piece about militarizing US police forces.
(Starts at 25:00) Would we have fewer armed conflicts — and less of a rush to take up arms in the first place — if the world had equal numbers of male and female leaders? Jim and Margery talked with listeners about the effect that greater numbers of female leaders would have.
(Starts at 44:00) Medical ethicist Art Caplan talked about a decrease in opiate overdoses in states where medical marijuana is now legal. Caplan also looked at the Ice Bucket Challenge, and why so many Americans are woefully uninformed about Ebola, how it's spread, and the risk it poses to people in the U.S. Art Caplan is head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. He's also the co-host of the new podcast Everyday Ethics.
(Starts at 1:07:30) Should we push back school start times so teens can get more rest? The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending doing so. Jim and Margery asked parents, teachers and teens whether they'd be open to the idea.
(Starts at 1:27:41) Ahead of Labor Day, film critic Garen Daly broke down the best workplace movies. Office Space, The Apartment, Glengarry Glen Ross — what's your favorite? Leave it in the comments below.
An Ebola virus quarantine in Eastern Sierra Leone. Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn said community leaders have been doing the bulk of work to combat the virus, while world leaders stand by.
Last week the head of Doctors with Borders, Brice de la Vigne, said world leaders are doing "almost zero" to help countries affected by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. When broad-shouldered world leaders — many of whom have enormous international stature — aren't pitching in, everyday local leaders have stepped in to fill the void.
(Starts at 50:07) To what extent should the United States be willing to negotiate for the release of American citizens from hostile groups? Jim and Margery asked listeners to weigh in.
(Starts at 1:03:16) Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three to talk about leadership in the face of a deadly ebola threat in Africa.
(Starts at 1:23:29) Bob Thompson recapped the 2014 Emmy Awards, where Breaking Bad, Sherlock and Modern Family came up big winners. Thompson is director of the Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture.
The US Food and Drug Administration, responding to growing concerns that a host of tests for illnesses from cancer to Lyme disease may be inaccurately diagnosing patients, announced Thursday that it intends to regulate many of the tests.
Police in Massachusetts will have new powers to disperse crowds around abortion clinics under a new law signed by Governor Deval Patrick Wednesday.
The governor signed the bill flanked by the Attorney General and the Senate President, the two most powerful women on Beacon Hill. He praised the lawmakers' speedy response to the recent supreme court decision which struck down Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone law around abortion clinics.
The Partners HealthCare agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General came under fire this week by antitrust experts who are calling on a state judge to block the agreement, saying its unlikely to contain rising medical costs
A letter dated July 21 and signed by 21 national antitrust experts and health economists urges the judge to reconsider her support of the proposed settlement. BU economics professor Randall P. Ellis is among those who signed.
GlobalPost cofounder Charlie Sennott talked to Jim and Margery about the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17, Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Israel to try to broker truce between Israelis and Palestinians, and ongoing armed conflicts in Iraq.
Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, and Newton-Wellesley are some of Boston’s biggest names in health care and have one big thing in common: they all belong to the Partners HealthCare System, which is embroiled in a five-year fight to expand its network even further.
Recent developments in facial recognition technology have made it possible to measure a person's lifespan based on facial appearance, and insurance companies are interested in using this data to decide premiums. But should insurance underwriters determine your rates based on your mug shot?
Medical ethicist Art Caplan returned to Studio Three on Wednesday to discuss the ethical implications of this new project. Caplan is the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Center.
A conservative Christian law group has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down New Hampshire's 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics.
Alliance Defending Freedom announced Tuesday that it filed the suit on behalf of several abortion opponents. The suit says the buffer zone signed into law this year violates the free speech rights of abortion protesters.
ADF filed the Massachusetts lawsuit that led to last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down that state's buffer zone.
Technology is having a major impact on how childhood is lived in 2014.
Today’s kids spend nearly eight hours a day consuming some kind of entertainment media on a smartphone, tablet or TV. At the same time, outdoor play is dropping precipitously: according to one study, kids today spend just half the time outside that their parents did a generation ago.
The trouble at the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has been front-page news for weeks. At the heart of the scandal are reports of inexcusably long wait times for veterans seeking treatment. Last month, the VA conducted an internal audit to gauge its scope and found more than 57,000 veterans were forced to wait 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointment, and 64,000 veterans never got an appointment after requesting one.
The ongoing dispute between Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest health provider, and a group of hospitals objecting to Partners expansion entered a new phase yesterday. Boston’s Health Policy Commission took up the case and heard from those for and against the proposed deal Wednesday.
Following the Supreme Court's controversial Massachusetts “buffer zone” decision, state leaders are looking for a legal loophole. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that requiring pro-life activists to stay at least 35 feet away from reproductive health facilities violates their First Amendment rights.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley outlined possible legislative steps that the state will take to ensure unimpeded access to women's health clinics that offer abortion at a press conference on Wednesday.
Head to the hospital with a broken bone or a bad bug, and you expect to answer questions about your allergies and health history. But soon, whether you visit the ER or the Dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, you’ll be asked how often you have six or more drinks and how frequently you’ve used illegal drugs in the past year.
The United States Supreme Court today struck down a Massachusetts law that created buffer zones around abortion clinics.
In front of the large Planned Parenthood building on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, there’s a painted, yellow line 35 feet from the door. It’s the line anti-abortion activists have not been allowed to cross-- the so-called buffer zone.
Ray Neary stands behind it, holding a sign with an image of a fetus. He says he isn’t sure when the Supreme Court ruling goes into effect but he hopes to step over the line soon.