Larry Tye runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which is designed to help the media do a better job covering critical health care issues. Each year it trains 10 medical journalists from newspapers, radio stations and TV outlets from across the country, on topics ranging from public health and mental health to insuring the uninsured.
From 1986 to 2001, Tye was a reporter at the Boston Globe, where his primary beat was medicine. He also served as the Globe’s environmental reporter, roving national writer, investigative reporter, and sports writer. Before that he was the environmental reporter at the Courier-Journal in Louisville, and covered government and business at the Anniston Star in Alabama.
In the first half of the show, the treatment of US veterans, and their high rate of suicide, was addressed by two guests, author Dannion Brinkley and advocate Joyce Riley. On the 75th anniversary of his introduction, Superman remains America's most enduring hero, said author Larry Tye, who in the second half of the show, discussed the history of the character, and how he's influenced U.S. history and pop culture. ... More »Host: George Noory