TURNING CONSUMERS INTO DOCTORS: ANALYSIS OF TV DRUG ADVERTISEMENTS: Audrey Alicee
Investigative reporter Michael Berens and registered nurses Kim Armstrong and Audrey Ludmer on this edition of Fresh Air. Michael Berens writes for The Chicago Tribune. His series of articles (July 21-23) is about the epidemic of life-threatening infections that occur in America´s hospitals. He reports that infection rates are soaring and they are exacerbated by hospital cutbacks and carelessness by doctors and nurses. Deaths caused by hospital germs are now the fourth leading cause of mortality among Americans, and can largely be prevented. Plus the problem is often kept secret by hospitals and it persists because of a lack of government oversight. Veteran registered nurses Kim Armstrong and Audrey Ludmer talk about how the nursing shortage and hospital cutbacks have affected hospital health care. (Broadcast Date: July 30, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020730/rt_whyy_020730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russell Banks, Garrison Keillor, and Dave Isay are among those heard on Chatting Up a Storm, Vol. 1, a distillation of the best broadcast interviews by journalist Claudia Cragg, with thinkers, authors, and change-makers from the United States and around the world. This volume features 12 interviews, personally chosen by Claudia Cragg and radio producer Joe Bevilacqua, including: Audrey Niffenegger, author of Her Fearful Symmetry The New Yorker´s Peter Hessler on Country Driving Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth Lionel Shriver, author of So Much for That Chang-Rae Lee, author of The Surrendered David Vann, author of Legend of a Suicide and Caribou Island Treehouse founder Ryan Carson on ´´a four-day work week” Nancy Altman, coauthor of Social Security Works Jane Fonda´s adopted daughter, Mary Williams, on race, politics, and gender and her book Lost Daughter Garrison Keillor on his new novel, Pontoon Lost Memory of Skin author Russell Banks on sex offenders, homelessness, and digital desensitivity StoryCorps´ Dave Isay on ´´A Voice for the Voiceless through Listening Booths” For some years, Claudia Cragg, who is primarily an Asia specialist, was based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and then Singapore, reporting both in hard news and in feature stories for print and radio on all dimensions of business in the region for Asia magazine. Before that, she was an established feature writer for Asia´s preeminent English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, but started out in journalism in London in the mid-´70s on Which?, the preeminent magazine of the UK´s Consumers´ Association. She is a former editor of Tokyo Journal, that city´s leading English-language magazine and of B International magazine in H 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia Cragg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007709/bk_blak_007709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soundtrack highlights from the original much-loved BBC TV series starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. This collection was first published on LP in the 1980s. When Audrey fforbes-Hamilton´s husband dies, and she is forced to leave Grantleigh Manor, she takes up residence at the nearby Lodge from where she can keep a watchful eye on the Manor s new owner, Richard DeVere! Featuring the cast of the TV series, including Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, Peter Bowles as Richard DeVere and Angela Thorne as Marjory Frobisher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005453/bk_bbcw_005453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fresh Air recognizes the release of a new special edition DVD of the film West Side Story by airing archival interviews with cast members George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, and Marni Nixon. The film, which is a screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about New York City gangs circa 1960, won ten Oscars. George Chakiris played Bernardo in the movie, and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Chakiris was born in 1935 and made his acting debut at the age of 12. He´s been in many films, TV shows, and plays. He got the West Side Story film role after playing the role of Biff in the London theater production of the play. Actress Rita Moreno won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story. She´s been in dozens of films and TV shows. Many baby boomers will remember her from the kids´ PBS series The Electric Company. She played a starlet in Singin´ in the Rain. Moreno is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as being the first performer to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy (however, the entry is inaccurate; Barbara Streisand won all four by 1970). Marni Nixon is the singing voice of Maria (played by Natalie Wood) in West Side Story. She also did voiceovers for Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. More recently, she did voiceover work for the animated film Mulan. (Original Broadcast Date: October 25, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030418/rt_whyy_030418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the film West Side Story, Fresh Air speaks with cast members. The film is a screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about New York City gangs circa 1960. It won ten Oscars. First, George Chakiris, who played Bernardo in the movie. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Chakiris was born in 1935 and made his acting debut at the age of 12. He´s been in many films, TV shows and plays. He got the West Side Story film role after playing the role of Biff in the London theater production of West Side Story. Actress Rita Moreno and vocalist Marni Nixon. Moreno won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story. She´s been in dozens of films and TV shows. Many baby boomers will remember her from the kids´ PBS series The Electric Company. She played a starlet in Singin´ in the Rain. According to Leonard Maltin, Moreno is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first performer to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy. However, Maltin goes on to say the entry is inaccurate. Barbra Streisand won all four by 1970. Marni Nixon is the singing voice of Maria (played by Natalie Wood) in West Side Story. She also did voiceovers for Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. More recently, she did voiceover work for the animated film Mulan. (Broadcast Date: October 25, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011025/rt_whyy_011025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with four broadcasts of national comic import. 1. ´How To Eat Food´ In order to help explain one of our most fundamental acts as human beings, Jeremy picks up the topic of food with the chopsticks of enquiry and then drops it on his trousers of former cleanliness. Helping him tackle the subject will be special guests Vicki Pepperdine and Paul Bassett Davies 2. ´How To Define Oneself In Terms Of Regional, Cultural And Geopolitical Identity Without Tears´ In this post-Scottish-Independence referendum world, Jeremy dispassionately examines the questions of nationality, identity and accents. The noo. Helping him get to grips with the new world are Susan Murray and Moray Hunter. 3. ´How To Be A Good Citizen´ Jeremy attempts to understand citizenship, to examine the State and to spell surveillance. Looking over his shoulder at the script will be Gordon Kennedy and Carla Mendonça. 4. ´How To Be Better, Theologically, Socially, Nationally, And In Terms Of One´s Own Personal Development, Responsibility And Interaction With The Fellow Humans With Whom We Share This Fragile Planet An Ting´. Using just the Bible, the Monarchy & Audrey Hepburn, Jeremy Hardy promises to build a whole new you. Helping him along will be Paul Bassett Davies & Carla Mendonça 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vicki Pepperdine, Jeremy Hardy, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001891/bk_rhuk_001891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simon Cadell stars as Henry Higgins with Imelda Staunton as Eliza Doolittle in this BBC Radio 4 production of Shaw’s famous play. When phonetics tutor and linguist Henry Higgins meets Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, he makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can teach her to speak so well that she will be able to pass herself off as a Duchess at a society ball. Eliza agrees, seduced by promises of chocolates and taxi rides - but her transformation from caterpillar to butterfly will not be easy, and the process will take its toll on both Eliza and Higgins…Written in 1912, ‘Pygmalion’ enjoyed instant success and was adapted as the hit musical ‘My Fair Lady’, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Among the star cast in this 1986 adaptation are Simon Cadell, Imelda Staunton, Rachel Gurney and Edward Hardwicke. The ‘Classic Radio Theatre’ range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/005000/rt_bbcw_005000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vincent Franklin, Rebekah Staton, Kieron Hodgkin and Julia Deakin star in four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by Jack Bernhardt. Welcome to The Lentil Sorters, a sitcom set in the Office of Local & National Statistics which, depending on who you ask, is either where the real power of government resides or the place where fun goes to die. In ´Standard Deviation´ the team uncover an unexpected statistical correlation between eyebrows, strawberries and dangerous dogs.... In ´Multiparameter Database Search´, a database linking of Ribena and MI5 makes Graham reach for his Stress Cardigan. In ´Researcher Bias´ Daniel and Audrey fight over the Welfare State with the aid of a can of strong lager, a fake police uniform and a beloved British character actor. And in ´False Positives´ a stag do, a stats conference and a blood test all combine to make Graham´s life substantially worse. With special guests Steve Brody, Phil Whelans, Charlie Quirke, Morgan Jones and Jo Unwin as The Narrator. Written by Jack Bernhardt and produced by David Tyler. A Pozzitive Production for BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Rebekah Staton, Vincent Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002408/bk_rhuk_002408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.