Sondra Gillette Middleton

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'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House

Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years, which she describes in her memoir, <i>Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?</i> She spoke to <i>Fresh Air</i> in 2017.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, in for Terry Gross. Our next guest today …

Secret Service

Giuliani says Trump repaid $130,000 his lawyer spent to quiet porn star

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who joined President Donald Trump's legal team last month, said on Wednesday that Trump repaid the $130,000 his lawyer gave to an adult-film star to buy her silence about an alleged affair with the president.<p>Trump has said he did not …

Donald Trump

My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning

Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old just out of college. But at some point, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria.<p>My mother had driven me to my local emergency room in the middle of the night after several days of unbearable abdominal …

Medicine

The Advice Columnists Who Prescribe Literature as Medicine

Can a book solve your problems? Yes, if one of your problems is that you wish to read a book. Or if another one of your problems is that you would like to learn about a certain subject. If your problem can be expressed as “I would like to feel X type of feeling,” a book perhaps can help, but here …

Best in Travel 2018 - Cities

Over the past 10 years, Seville has transformed itself. Once a traffic-congested metropolis resting on its historical laurels, Seville has bloomed into a city of bicycles and trams, keen to reinvigorate its artistic past. The metamorphosis hasn’t gone unnoticed. The capital of Andalucía will host …

Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?

About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a slew of suggested dietary remedies that included eating more fish, along with a daily supplement of fish oil, which research at the time suggested would help prevent heart attacks and strokes.<p>Alas, my body …

Holistic Medicine

Cancer treatment myths: Any truth to these common beliefs?

Timothy Moynihan, M.D.<p>As advances in the treatment of cancer have increased, you may have discovered more opportunities to learn the facts about this …

'Americanized' Recounts What It's Like To Grow Up Undocumented

Sara Saedi was two when her parents fled Iran to California. Her new memoir describes her 18-year-long path to citizenship, and the lingering anxiety of being undocumented.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest says her life began during a hostage crisis, a …

Immigration

The Lost Giant of American Literature

A major black novelist made a remarkable début. How did he disappear?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>There were arrows, so we followed them. This was one afternoon last summer; my partner and I had spent the day at our local public …

Opioid Overdoses Overwhelm South Florida's Addiction Centers

Treating addiction is big business in Florida. But some communities, overwhelmed by overdoses, are sending a message to the rest of America: Don't send your drug users here.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>We're following a trend that resembles medical tourism, you know, where people travel somewhere …

Palm Beach County

Douglas C-47 from WWII era brought in from Siberia | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in October 2016.<p>(CNN) — Half-sunk in the marshy tundra of the Taymyr Peninsula of northern Siberia, not far from the Arctic Circle and several hundred miles away from the nearest human settlement, lay the remains of a 70 year-old American-made …

History

How to Find Prejudice Hidden in Our Words

By Jenn Director Knudsen<p>Language can reveal our hidden beliefs and biases, such as the assumption that men are stronger at science than women, or blondes are less intelligent than brunettes, or blacks are more violent than whites. And this insidious form of prejudice can be devastating: When young …

A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures

In his 1963 abecederian picture book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey recounted the increasingly gruesome deaths of 26 children. In this parody the US game designer Mike Selinker outlines an A to Z of similarly gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president – …

Picture Books

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: Georgia

Explore your favorite food, music, parks, and more in Georgia.<p><b>Experience the Culture</b><p>Georgia’s Antebellum Trail is steeped in tradition. The hundred-mile (161-kilometer) route meanders through the state’s heartland, connecting seven culturally rich communities from Athens south to Macon. Visit the …

Travel

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: Kentucky

Explore your favorite food, music, parks, and more in Kentucky.<p><b>Experience the Culture</b><p>Blaze a trail across the nation’s original frontier: Kentucky, the first U.S. state west of the Appalachians. From Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, roughly retrace the wilderness route taken in 1775 by …

Red River

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: Tennessee

Explore your favorite food, music, parks, and more in Tennessee.<p>Experience the Culture<p>Enjoy a three-in-one culture tour by sampling sites and festivals in Tennessee’s distinct regions: East, Middle, and West. Artifacts from more than 300 years of life in East Tennessee are displayed at the Museum …

Country Music

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: West Virgina

Explore your favorite food, music, parks, and more in West Virginia.<p><b>Experience the Culture</b><p>Discover West Virginia’s rich railroad, riverboat, and Civil War history in the Wheeling National Heritage Area. Wheeling, home to the state’s birthplace—West Virginia Independence Hall—is located on the …

Travel Photography

Know Before You Go: Greenland

Spotting a polar bear, snacking on snow crab, and skiing on untouched slopes all seem like a winter dream. Here's how to make it a reality.<p>The world’s largest island may be the most overlooked destination in North America. Peeking down at the ice cap during so many transatlantic flights piqued my …

Greenland

Mother, Writer, Monster, Maid

Recently, I was in New York City to do some publicity, and I was staying in a Holiday Inn in the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn where the elevator shook …

Empathy

The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

He had cared for Ebola patients. He himself caught the virus. Only then, said Dr. Kent Brantly, did he fully grasp the awful nature of this disease.<p>"When I became ill, I started to experience what my patients had suffered under my care," the American medical missionary told NPR's Melissa Block, …