January 24, 2022 - What happens when an acclaimed author on figures from George Washington and James Madison to Aaron Burr and Andrew Johnson, turns his historical searchlight inward to his own family's American story? David O. Stewart does just that in his novel The New Land, Book One of the Overstreet Saga. This is attorney-turned-author David O. Stewart's fifth appearance on the show. I previously caught up with him to chat about his non-fiction books George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father, Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, and the epic, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America. We also discussed The Lincoln Deception, a novel in his Fraser and Cook Historical Mysteries. David's new trilogy lands on the rocky shore of Broad Bay, Maine, in 1753, where we meet Johann Oberstrasse, a Hessian mercenary who's had enough of war after being hired out to the King of England. Johann's wife, Christiane, resolves that their son will never march in his father's footsteps. But the New World brings old problems, challenging the rebranded Overstreet family's longing for a peaceful life. Find our guests at DavidOStewart.com, or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Special thanks to Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D, who submitted a question for David about Washington's biggest regrets. Watch or listen to our conversation about her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.
Although there seems to be evidence that infections with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 are somewhat milder, you wouldn't know that from the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital. A post-holiday spike in cases has seen the number of inpatients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital rise to levels higher than any seen since the pandemic began. In this episode, a pair of Washington University physicians report that because of the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, people with other ailments — from sports injuries to heart issues — are having to wait longer to be seen in the emergency department and for hospital beds to open up. Hilary M. Babcock, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and BJC Healthcare vice president and chief quality officer, says it's getting harder for the health-care system to keep up with the rising number of patients. Meanwhile, Jason G. Newland, MD, a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, says that even with the current surge, it's important to keep kids in school if at all possible. Both Babcock and Newland say that although breakthrough infections have occurred, vaccinations are keeping most people out of the hospital. They are encouraging all who are not fully vaccinated and boosted to get those vaccinations as soon as possible, to avoid crowds and to wear masks in public to try to slow the spread of the virus. The podcast, “Show Me the Science,” is produced by the Office of Medical Public Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Bass & Dr. Waynewright go toe to toe once again, this time things get personal. The station's IT team debates the importance of a Star Wars character and how to stop the killer's transmissions. We learn more about Reno Dave and Mikhail teaches a mixology class. . .sorta. 90 Degrees South releases new episodes every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Please take a moment to leave a review and help spread the word. “New Land” (90 Degrees Theme Song) by Ian Post. "This time coming soon" by Brick FieldsAll songs were properly licensed and obtained through Artlist.io. 90 Degrees SouthA BMB Production, LLCTranscripts can be found at: https://90degreespodcast.com/transcripts90 Degrees is in no way affiliated nor endorsed (that we're aware of) by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) nor the United States Marshal Service (USMS). We are 100% independently funded and do not accept commercial endorsements or affiliations. So I'm in a bookstore today and see a copy of Catcher in the Rye. Then it occurs to me, I should not buy a copy because if I do that means I'm a Soviet sleeper agent. Then it occurs to me, if I do buy a copy, that means that those watching me will know I did and that I couldn't be a Soviet sleeper agent. It was then that I realized I was in a Burger King and the manager said I should either order or leave. I had the Spicy chicken sandwich meal. It was very very good, Comrade.