Former Border Patrol agent and retired DEA agent Eric Norway talked with Lynn Moorer about his novel, Dark Canyons: Where Mexico and the U. S. Collide. His story features two protagonists, Thomas Harding, Jr., and Sergio Duran, who become Border Patrol agents and best friends. Each comes from a different kind of rough background and learns to cope and adapt in different ways—ultimately both being assigned to the Chula Vista Station in San Diego. As one of them begins to carry out a double life as a cop and criminal, the other becomes pitted against him.
Retired former journalist and certified internal auditor Bill Beerman recounted to Lynn Moorer the high points of his investigation into nursing home care in his chronicle, Mary Regina’s Nursing Home, which he wrote after observing his mother’s care in hospitals and a nursing home in Pennsylvania. As he struggled to figure out how the system worked, he watched his mother’s rapid decline after she was discharged from a hospital, following a fall which broke a hip, to a nursing home about which Beerman was able to obtain very little useful information. He also shares his alarming findings about government oversight of nursing homes.