The new documentary The Waiting Room chronicles a day in the emergency room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. The film has no narration or expert interviews, but instead the camera shows interactions between hospital staff and patients, many of whom lack health insurance. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with filmmaker Peter Nicks.
A CNN reporter recovered Christopher Stevens' diary from the ruins of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The network is under fire for using the diary in its reporting — without the permission of the ambassador's family. But CNN says it carefully balanced empathy for Stevens' family with the public's right to know.
A musical adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Gothic novel Rebecca was set to come to Broadway — until the existence of its major investor came into question. New York Times theater writer Patrick Healy discusses the mystery on All Things Considered.
The actress played Kelly Kapoor on The Office, a role she also wrote and produced. Now she runs a new Fox comedy, The Mindy Project, in which she stars as an obstetrician whose personal life is a mess. Kaling tells Fresh Air that her late mother inspired her character's career.
Charles Rowan Beye has been married three times — to two women and a man. Now, over age 80, he looks back on his life and asks, "What was that all about?" Critic Maureen Corrigan says Beye's memoir, subtitled "A Gay Man's Odyssey," is a complex, poignant addition to the sexual canon.
Back to school means homework, sports, and often times, a barrage of invitations to birthday parties and bar mitzvahs. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about how parents can best handle sticky social situations from gifts to guest lists. She speaks with moms Karen Grigsby Bates, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Dani Tucker and Aracely Panameno.
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