As more information comes out on the Germanwings plane that crashed into the Alps last week, many pundits have rushed to blame the co-pilot’s history with depression. That rush to judgement and the surrounding media hype not only stigmatizes people battling depression, it may push them further away from the help they need. Dr. Chris Lowden, psychiatrist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, joins us to talk about the stigma. Also, music from Ryley Walker.
The commercial airline whose plane crashed in Nigeria earlier this week, killing 153 people on board and more on the ground, is defending its actions leading up to the crash, sayingits chief engineer was aboard the doomed flight.
We try and shed some light on the problem of air travel safety in the developing world. Then, Milos Stehlik reviews the new film by Sacha Baron Cohen. And, we share our receommndations for your weekend–from Burma to belly dancing–with Weekend Passport.
A medical transport plane has crashed in suburban Chicago, killing a patient being brought to Illinois, the patient's wife and a third person aboard the plane.Authorities have identified two of the victims as 80-year-old John Bialek and 75-year-old Ilomae Bialek.