03/15 Wednesday: Deadliest Enemy, The Books of Isaias, The Knowledge Illusion, Louisiana Hospital Association, Mike Edmonson retires

HOUR ONE

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD & Mark Olshaker MPH

Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. Osterholm and Olshaker show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza pandemic looms ever larger. 

Daniel Connolly

Connolly's book, The Book of Isaias, follows a young boy who passed a prestigious national calculus test as a junior and leads the quiz bowl team at a school where many students have difficulty reading. But expensive college fees and forms printed in a language that’s foreign to his parents are all obstacles in the way of getting Isaias to a university.

Dr. Philip Fernbach and Dr. Steve Sloman

Cognitive scientists argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us.

HOUR TWO

Paul Salles

The president of the Louisiana Hospital Association joins the show to talk about the congressional changes to funding healthcare.   

Tom Aswell

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Tom Aswell of Louisiana Voice joins the show to discuss the retirement of Col. Mike Edmonson.  Aswell previously called for Edmonson's dismissal and on Tuesday, March 15, Edmonson announced his retirement.