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Paramedics wheel a critically injured Haitian that was injured during the massive earthquake to an awaiting ambulance at Palm Beach International airport on February 1, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Paramedics wheel a critically injured Haitian that was injured during the massive earthquake to an awaiting ambulance at Palm Beach International airport on February 1, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Triage and First Responders
When gun shots rang out at a shopping center in Tucson ten days ago, first responders were on the scene moments later to perform triage, the process of prioritizing patients' needs to determine who gets care first. These decisions must be made in seconds, and a big part of the job is acknowledging that sometimes not everyone can be saved. Host Neal Conan talks with Dr. Randall Friese, a trauma surgeon at the University of Arizona medical center, disaster medicine expert Dr. Michael Millin, and Adam Goldberg, a paramedic from the Northwest Fire/Rescue District in Tucson about the decisions they make to save lives.
A year ago an elite Israeli squad arrived in Dubai to kill a high-ranking member of Hamas. Even though they completed their mission, their covers were blown and a video of their movements went viral on the internet. Ronen Bergman, senior military and political analyst for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, wrote about the events in this month's GQ magazine. He joins host Neal Conan to talk about the details of the plot.
Actor Ed Harris
Ed Harris' acting career has spanned more than three decades. In that time, he's played both villains and good-guys — from the calm leader in Apollo 13 and the unhinged artist in Pollock. In his latest film, The Way Back, he inhabits another antihero. His character, Mr. Smith, is an American engineer who escapes from a Soviet gulag during World War II. Ed Harris talks with Neal Conan about his new movie, and how he has prepared for other roles throughout his career.