Our first guest is Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO, a board-certified radiation oncologist serving Southern Indiana at Memorial Hospital and Health Care’s Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center in Jasper. For 35 years, his work and focus revolved around saving the lives of cancer patients. Dr. Schewe discovered, rather late in life, that he possesses both a passion and a talent unrelated to the medical profession — and that talent is an Award-winning who is winning accolades across the globe. As the author of the Bad Love Gang Series, he joins us today to share his Award Winning Screen Play of Bad Love Tigers and his Book Series, one of the Top Science Fiction adventures of 2021 and 2022. At last count, he has been honored with over one hundred international awards for his screenplay, Bad Love Tigers (I think he’s up to 200 honors thus far) — not to mention raves for the four books he wrote on which the screenplay is based.
Some of his awards include Best Original Story at the Cannes World Film Festival, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenplay at the Vegas Movie Awards, Best Screenplay at the London Classic Film Festival, and Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. Most recently, he earned the Best Screenplay Award at the East Coast Movie Awards. Fresh off their mission to rescue Holocaust victims in 1944 Poland, the Bad Love Gang assemble at the White Hole Project to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1975. At the stroke of midnight, they are ambushed by a Russian KGB agent bent on stealing the secrets of the White Hole Project. Faced with telling the authorities or going it alone, the Bad Love Gang travels back in time to meet with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) for his advice and direction.
Our second guest today is James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA, a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and chairman emeritus and distinguished professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Gary and Sarah Sklar professor at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Today he will discuss his new book, “Anesthesia Without Fear.” Dr. Cottrell says, “My mission is to arm people with the information they need to advocate for themselves as medical consumers. When you know your anesthesia and post-op pain control options and actively take part in deciding what’s best for you, you’ll have the best outcome. I hope to leave you with a sense of patient activism, able to be part of your medical care team.” Dr. Cottrell is the coeditor of Anesthesia and Neurosurgery (Elsevier, now in its seventh edition, 2022) and Neuroanesthesia: Handbook of Clinical and Physiologic Essentials (Little, Brown, 1999), and the author of more than one hundred articles in medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. For more information, go to his website at anesthesiawithoutfear.com.