Architecture & Design / Science & Medicine

314: Frances Halsband, Michael Marin

This founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects teamed with the head of surgery at Mount Sinai to create a hospital in Uganda and fight crime in outer space. One of those. The former. Their solar-powered facility, in the village of Kyabirwa, provides surgical services for a long-underserved community. A conversation (in the Zoomian sense) at the Center for Architecture. Continue reading »

Science & Medicine

266: Robert Fullilove

As a college kid in 1964, he went to Mississippi for Freedom Summer.  Later he began working with the Bard Prison Initiative, and he’s now a dean at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. In a sense, his work remains the same: the pursuit of of social justice. Music from Valerie and Ben Turner: Piedmont Bluz. Continue reading »

Politics and Policy / Science & Medicine

Episode 237: Blanche Pitt

  ICAP at Columbia University sees its international public health work as part of broad commitment to social justice. Nobody personifies those values more than Blanche Pitt, who directs ICAP’s projects in South Africa. With music from Kevin Nathaniel Hylton.  Person: Mark Heywood  Place:: Joseph Stone Auditorium  Thing: South African Constitution  Randy’s People: Gilbert & … Continue reading »