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Patrick J. Sloyan, Dr. Michael Alexander

Ralph talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Patrick J. Sloyan about what really happened behind the scenes in the administration of John F. Kennedy detailed in his book The Politics of Deception:  JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba.  And if you have a hernia, boy do we have the place for you.  Top surgeon, Dr. Michael Alexander, calls in to tell us about his work at the world famous and innovative Shouldice Hospital in Toronto..

patrick sloyan


Patrick Sloyan is an investigative journalist who has covered national and international affairs since 1960. He has been awarded journalism’s most distinguished prizes for domestic and foreign reporting, including the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of Operation Desert Storm, the Persian Gulf War, and its aftermath.  He has also won the George Polk Award for War Reporting, and the Deadline Writing prize.  Mr. Sloyan has written for Rolling Stone, The New Republic, The Nation and The London Guardian. His latest book is The Politics of Deception:  JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba.

dr michael alexander


Dr. Michael Alexander is surgeon at Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, which for over sixty-five years has been the worldwide leader in hernia surgery.  As a clinical surgeon, Dr. Alexander has performed over 25,000 hernia repairs, including over 1,000 incisional repairs on patients from all over the world.

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