From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from health care innovation labs at local hospitals.
It’s tasked with responding to major emergencies, natural and man-made. But the Department of Homeland Security has been a popular target for critics. From Hurricane Katrina to the recent transatlantic terror scare, we look at the agency’s complex portfolio and lessons learned.
- Kathleen Tierney Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder; Co-director, National Consortium for Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland; Co-author Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States (Joseph Henry Press)
- Robert Block Reporter, Wall Street Journal; and co-author of Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security (Times Books)
Most Recent Shows
This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.
The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.
Kojo chats with food writer Monica Bhide on her new novel and how culture connects her family's history in India with her present life in the Washington region.