Kathy Reichs; Antibiotic resistance; Objects of Burden; John Cleese
Speaking in Bones: (00:00:26)
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs is the best-selling author of 18 Temperance Brennan crime novels, and the producer of the TV show, Bones. She discusses her latest novel, Speaking in Bones. She also talks about her work as part of a team that excavated mass graves in Guatemala, and her subsequent testimony at a war crimes tribunal in that country. Dr. Reichs also worked at Ground Zero, identifying the remains of those who died in 9/11.
The looming crisis of antibiotic resistance: (00:31:20) If the world doesn't find a solution to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, in 35 years we could be facing an annual death toll of 10 million people. In the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to make the issue a government priority. Michael Enright spoke with the Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom, Dame Sally Davies.
Objects of Burden - an Alisa Siegel documentary: (00:54:58) Raphaëlle de Groot has travelled the world collecting other people's burdens - objects that are full of meaning, but are no longer wanted. The response has been overwhelming. Now, Ms. de Groot's performance art, still photography, video and gallery installations are taking on a new, animated life of their own.
John Cleese: (01:18:14) The great British comic, actor and producer is best-known as one of the men - brilliant, smart, slightly off-the-wall men - who created Monty Python's Flying Circus, one of the funniest TV programs of all time. Now, as he freely admits, to help pay his alimony, he has written a memoir called So, Anyway. . . John Cleese talks to Michael about why he abhors the British media, aging, and the perils of writing comedies about religion - remember Life of Brian?