November 30th, 2008

Science!

sprinting towards the end

"It's ludicrous to have people who do not have a scientific background, who are not trained and skilled in the ways of science, make decisions that involve resources, that involve facilities in the scientific infrastructure. You'd just like to think people have more respect for the institution of government than to leave wreckage behind with these appointments."

News

Sunday reading, er, listening

"In towns and cities across the United States there are patients who do not speak English. Whether they're sick, in labor or going in for an annual check-up, they rely on people like commentator Nataly Kelly. For years, Kelly worked as a telephone interpreter. She shares highlights of what it's like to be the voice of the patient and the doctor, or the dispatcher, the social worker or the benefits coordinator."