The August 30 issue of the New Yorker has an engrossing article by surgeon/author Atul Gawande called “The Costa Rica Model” about how that country transformed its health outcomes and, consequently, its society in general, by placing serious emphasis on preventative health care. While the U.S. is a completely different country in a different stage of development and with very different medical needs, there is wisdom to be gained from Costa Rica’s success.
I read the article digitally though Flipster, the app that we use to make available current and back issues of the New Yorker and 15 other magazines. If you have not tried it yet, download it for free at the app store on your tablet or use your laptop or desktop.
NPR’s Fresh Air has been replaying interviews with musicians who appear in the new documentary Summer of Soul, which is about the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. Last week, they aired excerpts from interviews Terry Gross did with singer Abbey Lincoln and drummer Max Roach. I love their music and I really enjoyed the interviews.