Kicker: Politics and patients

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Dr. Lotay Tshering is a skilled doctor and surgeon. He’s the best known physician in Bhutan, his home country in south Asia.  

Kicker: Bad News Bears

NICK EICHER, HOST: Authorities in Estes Park, Colorado, noted a recent rash of car break-ins, and they’re warning people who live in the area: you better lock your car.

Kicker: A floating car

MARY REICHARD, HOST: When Blackstone, Massachusetts Fire Chief Michael Sweeney got the call on his radio, he feared the worst.

Kicker: Remembering Grumpy Cat

NICK EICHER, HOST: The Grumpy Cat will live forever on the internet. Alas, though, not in real life.

Kicker: The waving grandma

NICK EICHER, HOST: The tradition began 12 years ago, when Tinney Davidson moved into a small house on Vancouver Island near Vancouver, B.C.

Kicker: A life savings tip

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: It was a typically busy Saturday inside Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem. Armando Markaj was shuttling pizzas to tabletops, as had many a Saturday for the last 9 years working his way through medical school.

Kicker: A state microbe

NICK EICHER, HOST: Each state celebrates its unique agriculture, wildlife, and cultural traditions with a set of official symbols.

Kicker: One for the books

NICK EICHER, HOST: A paramedic monitored the patient’s dangerously racing heart rate—from the back of a racing ambulance.

Kicker: Hamilton the Pot-bellied Pig

NICK EICHER, HOST: Alright, I know we have a lot of animal stories and I’m really trying to cut back, but this animal story involves playoff hockey.

Kicker: Special guest of the society

NICK EICHER, HOST: For this story, we need to make a small adjustment. The music you’re hearing comes from the Handel and Haydn Society season finale at Boston’s Symphony Hall one Sunday ago.