FROM Shannon Pettypiece
Rampant crime at Walmart has local police fed up. Who’s to blame? Walmart stores around the country have become magnets for crime. From Oklahoma to Indiana to Texas, the discount retailer is plagued by more than shoplifting. There have also been fights, stabbings, and kidnappings. An entire meth lab was discovered under a Walmart parking lot in Amherst, New York. Now local police departments are feeling the strain , and they’re putting the blame on Walmart executives.
New York Officials Retrace Steps of Doctor with Ebola Nina Pham, the first nurse to contract Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, was declared cured today and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Meantime, a doctor who just returned from Guinea where he treated Ebola patients is the first person reported with the disease in New York City. Shannon Pettypiece is a healthcare reporter for Bloomberg News.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."