Putting Trump in the White House, playing Andrew Bird in the OR

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At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump. And Atul Gawande, a surgeon and self-avowed music nut, talks with Andrew Bird, whose music Gawande plays in the operating room. Bird discusses "Puma," a song about the radiation therapy his wife was given after she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and performs two numbers live.  

Illustration by Matthew Hollister 

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Host:
David Remnick