Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we’ve read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:
Gabe Bullard: When I was a kid, I remember my parents having a weird, thin, square record of whale sounds. Turns out it was a decade-old (at the time) Flexi disc sent inside of an issue of National Geographic magazine. Atlantic writer Alexis Madrigal recently found another one of these National Geographic records on the Sounds of Space. He writes about it (and shares the audio) here. Read A Rare Audio Visit to the Apollo 11 Triumph.
Joseph Lord: Boston hospitals were prepared for an influx of patients after Monday’s extraordinary and chaotic explosion during the Boston Marathon. Surgeon/writer Atul Gawande explores what the procedures the hospitals followed to be ready for something totally unexpected. Read Why Boston Hospitals Were Ready.
Bonus: New Yorker editor David Remnick’s thoughts on the Tsarnaev brothers is a must-read for this weekend. Read The Brothers Tsarnaev.