U.S. Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, discusses her push for legislation to address the sexual assault crisis in the military. Plus: New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera on the latest out of Washington; analysis of the impact and the end of the show "The Office"; the New Yorker's China correspondent, Evan Osnos, on reading The Great Gatsby abroad; and another installment of the obituary series with Bill McDonald, the obituaries editor of the New York Times.
Recent Episodes and Articles
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A group of scientists have successfully created embryonic stem cells from skin cells. Bioethicist
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The White House is on the defensive this week. Hear about the latest on the various controversies in Washington. Plus: Supreme Court watcher
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes if they make $1 million or more. We’ll hear about its status in the House and take calls from business owners. And a May series on marijuana legalization continues with a look at addiction and health. Plus:
Thursday, May 09, 2013
There was another hearing yesterday on the Benghazi attack last year. We'll discuss the implications. Plus: yet another corruption case in Albany begs the question about what kind of reforms are needed and if prosecutors should have more or less leeway; sequestration impacts; and journalist
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The suicide rates for middle-aged people have spiked.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
The Brian Lehrer Show is partnering with Clear Health Costs to add transparency to the cost of common medical items and procedures. We've already mapped the price of birth control pills, and now we're gathering data about the cost of mammograms. In particular, we want to know what the provider charges and what's paid by insurance. In those numbers lies a story of the true cost of health care today.
If you’ve paid cash for your mammogram, please enter the price the provider charged in the form. If you used insurance to pay for your mammogram, you will have received an explanation of benefits from your insurance company outlining the price charged by the provider, and the price paid by the insurance company. In that case, please enter the amount charged and the “negotiated price” or “insurance discount” as it appears on your explanation of benefits.
Note: The below form is tweetable, linkable, and embeddable on any site. We want to get the widest data set possible, so share widely!