Senator Olympia Snowe; Cost of Mammograms; State of Friendship

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) says a partisan atmosphere in Washington inspired her not to run for re-election. She talks about her recommendations for moving beyond the divide in Congress and her approach to politics in her new book, Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. Plus: Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, returns to discuss the data on the cost of mammograms collected with WNYC. Then, a report on the “State of Friendship”; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald discusses one person’s life featured on today’s obit page.

Senator Olympia Snowe on Bipartisan Progress

This interview originally aired live on May 22, 2013. An edited version was aired on August 2, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Former Senator (R-Maine), Olympia Snowe, talks about her recommendations for bridging the partisan divide in Washington and what she learned during her time in office. She is the author now of Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress .

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Cost of Mammograms: Our Findings

The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs partnered to bring transparency to health costs by asking you to report on the price of your last routine mammogram. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, discusses the data we've collected and what it tells us.


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The State of American Friendship

Tim Walker, co-founder of Lifeboat, a new organization that explores the "art and science of friendship," stops by to discuss the findings of their recent "State of Friendship Report."

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Obituary of the Day: Bernard Waber

New York Times obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, discusses one person's life featured on today's obit page. Today's person: Bernard Waber, the children's-book author and illustrator.                               


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