Good thoughts about the heat

Record high temperatures in the Northeast this week have people turning on air conditioners, breaking out the bathing suits and looking for a cool place to escape the heat. But VPR’s Tim Johnson says that after this past winter, it can’t get hot enough.

TV medical dramas still capture attention

Medical dramas have held a solid place in the television landscape for generations. E.R. and Grey’s Anatomy may be staples of the genre now, but commentator Tim Johnson’s memory of these shows goes back a lot further. And he wonders why they still capture our attention.