Politics and Policy / Science & Medicine

Episode 37: Dr. Thomas Frieden

 Dr. Thomas Frieden is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A specialist in infectious diseases, he has also served as health commissioner of New York City. PERSON: Karel Styblo, the “father of modern TB epidemiology” PLACE: Conference room at the CDC THING: Little paper dipstick, used in a quick, accurate, inexpensive … Continue reading »

Politics and Policy / Television

Episode 31: Melissa Harris-Perry

 A columnist for The Nation and a professor of political science at Tulane University, Melissa Harris-Perry is particularly astute about gender, race and politics, which she explores in her recent book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. In addition to writing, teaching, and raising her daughter, in her copious free time she … Continue reading »