The Rundown - Thurs 7/13/17: Charlie Gard; Sinbad; heroin addiction

It's a heart-rending story that many Americans have only heard because President Trump tweeted about it. 11-month-old Charlie Gard is suffering from a terminal genetic illness in the UK. The British hospital system, which is run by the government, is preventing the family from taking the baby to the US for experimental treatment.

There are so many aspects to this story, and they're all painful. We'll talk about parenting and government-run medicine.

I think some of the best thinking on it is by National Review's Jonah Goldberg:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449379/charlie-gard-fate-state-should-not-decide

At 7:06 today, we'll be joined in studio by Alex (last name withheld) who is a recovering heroin addict. Addiction is sweeping this nation and it's something that I believe most people who aren't directly touched by it don't understand...but we need to.

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At 8:15 today, we'll be joined in studio (and we'll go Live on Facebook with it) by the great comedian Sinbad. I'll have two pairs of tickets to give away to see him over the next few days at Comedy Works South ad the Landmark.

Here's a taste:

Here's an article that raises some fun questions: What are some "niceties" of days past which you wish we could bring back?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/86043/15-forgotten-niceties-we-should-bring-back

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