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Autistic Man, Denied A Heart Transplant, Fights To Be Put On List

Photo: Paul Corby
Karen Corby


Paul Corby is a 24-year old Pennsylvania man in need of a new heart, but he has not been placed on a transplant list. Paul is autistic and doctors have deemed him ineligible. His mother Karen Corby tells host Dick Gordon how she’s been fighting for two years to get Paul a new heart. She says time is running out.

Also in this show: Al Golub, a freelance photographer based near Yosemite National Park, has been photographing the nearby Rim Fire, even as it edges toward his own home; lobster wholesaler Joe Ciaramitaro on a monster lobster and one his workers dubbed the “Phantom of the Lobster;” Jerry Howland, one of the founding teachers of the live homework help TV show “Extra Help,” on one caller he’ll never forget; and Andrew Lam reads from his short story, "The Palmist."

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