MPR’s Greg Barron presents the documentary “A Matter of Life and Death.” Barron rides with a paramedic unit at the Ramsey County Hospital in St. Paul, and in the process records during a call to save the life of a heart-attack victim.
The radio feature explores the role and lives of St. Paul firefighter-paramedics during a period when paramedic units were only starting to emerge in America.
[Please note: audio contains dramatic medical scene]
1976 Major Armstrong Award Certificate of Merit, first place in Community Service category
1976 CPB Local Radio Program Award for Excellence, first place in News and Public Affairs Documentary category