PERSON PLACE THING: Randy Cohen in Conversation with Budd Heyman, MD
Where: NYU (Other)
70 Washington Sq. S.
212-998-1212 Price: Free
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PERSON PLACE THING WITH RANDY COHEN is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.
With live music by The Wisterians
NYU Langone Health Science Building
435 E 30th St (entrance between 1st Avenue & the FDR Drive)
Free & open to the public
Budd Heyman, MD, has been the medical director of Prison Health Services at Bellevue Hospital Center for more than 26 years, and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Health. A leading advocate of the “compassionate release” of critically or terminally ill prisoners from Rikers Island, he attended medical school at SUNY-Downstate, did his residency at Beth Israel, and took his first job as medical director of St. Vincent’s Prison Health Service immediately following residency. News outlets like The New York Times and the New York Times Magazine have covered his day-to-day at Bellevue, mostly spent behind bars in the “Spartan ward.” An avid basketball player, runner, and gardener, Dr. Heyman has contributed a chapter on how to run a hospital prison ward and co-authored a chapter on compassionate release for sick inmates in Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine.
Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night With David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010 his first play, The Punishing Blow, ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.Buy tickets/get more info now