Henry Strongin Goldberg was diagnosed with a rare, almost-always fatal illness soon after he was born. His parents tried everything they could to save his life, including controversial stem cell procedures, but Henry died in December of 2002 when he was just 7-years-old. Henry’s mother, Laurie Strongin, tells her very personal story in a new book called Saving Henry: A Mother’s Journey. Strongin has become an advocate for stem cell research since losing her son.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Albert Nesbitt. He was president of the John J. Nesbitt Company, which manufactured heating and ventilating units. Among his many civic activities, Nesbitt served as the president of the Philadelphia YMCA and the Philadelphia Council of Churches.
Bob talks with Meg Hutchinson, an award-winning songwriter who artfully documents the human condition. Hutchinson released her debut CD Come Up Full in 2008 and now she has a new CD titled The Living Side.
Salon.com book critic Laura Miller shares her recommendations for what’s new in the book world.