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Thursday, July 05, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama, like so many Americans, has a complex, multiracial ancestry. Rachel Swarns, New York Times correspondent and author of the new book American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, discusses. Plus: teacher tenure in New Jersey; Marketplace New York bureau chief Heidi Moore talks about corporations and banks behaving badly; and New York Times columnist and economics professor Robert H. Frank discusses the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Evolution

Robert H. Frank, The New York Times writer of “Economic View,” Cornell economics professor, and author of The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, looks at how health insurance has evolved in the U.S. and what the Supreme Court's decision means for the future.

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NJ Senate Check-In: Teacher Tenure

Assistant majority leader of the state senate, M. Theresa Ruiz , gives a post-holiday check-in on New Jersey's special legislative session and discusses her sponsored legislation on teacher tenure.

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Keeping Cool: AC Goes Global

Each Thursday in June, Stan Cox, a senior scientist at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Losing Our Cool, discusses the world of air conditioning. This week: the impact of the rise of AC in the developing world.  Have you noticed a growth in air conditioning in other parts of the world?

 

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Corporations Behaving Badly

Heidi Moore, Marketplace Wall Street correspondent and New York bureau chief, gives a round-up of GlaxoSmithKline's fraud settlement, JP Morgan's bad investment advice, and Barclay's interest rate manipulation.

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The First Lady's Family Tree

New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses her book about the ancestry of Michelle Obama, illuminating the complexity of racial intermingling in a changing nation.

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The Higgs Boson Is Found

Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University and the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Randall will discuss the latest news about the recently discovered particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson, the final major component of the Standard Model.

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