Times of crisis, heart health, jazz and food, keeping secrets, and "roots travel"

March 6, 201552 min
In Times of Crisis - In August of 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more than 20 patients died at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after receiving lethal injections by healthcare professionals. Dr. Sheri Fink, a physician and an investigative reporter, reconstructs the events at Memorial Medical Center in her new book Five Days at Memorial. She describes the moral dilemmas that arise when systems fail and infrastructure breaks down, and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of future large-scale disasters.

Hearty Health - Heart disease is the nation's number one killer, and it kills more people than all cancers combined every year. Dr. Jonathon Altschuler, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, joins the Babes to discuss how we can pro actively attack the culprits that cause heart conditions and prevent heart disease.

Rock On! - Erin Dickins is an award winning jazz vocalist and a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, a group which launched onto the music scene in the 1970's, gained a cult like following and played before crowds of thousands in sold out venues. Erin has relaunched with her solo album and cookbook, Java Jive, Jazz for Foodies, which combines her love for jazz and her passion for food.

The Price of the Truth - Knowing a secret can be exiting, especially if it's something wonderful that's about to happen. However, secrets can take on a whole new meaning when they are covering reality and deceiving those not in the know. Jane Isay, author of Secrets and Lies, is a master at delving into the psychology of relationships - their blessings, challenges, and how keeping secrets can harm relationships, while telling the truth can change our lives.

Root Down! - Racking your brain about where to take your next vacation? Travel expert Deb Stone suggests "roots travel" where you take a fabulous trip built around some aspect of your family's genealogy. After all, where we come from says a lot about our present, and it just might explain a few things about those crazy relatives on mom's side!

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