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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It’s been one year since the devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China. Atlantic Magazine’s James Fallows talks about the physical and political reconstruction that followed the quake, plus the effects of the global economic crisis and China's first case of swine flu. Also, civic leaders convene to manage New York’s economic recovery; and health care industry leaders convene to cut costs.

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James Fallows

Health Care Makeover

James Rohack, president-elect of the American Medical Association, discusses the health summit at the White House yesterday and the coalition of medical industry groups that have pledged to help reduce health care costs.

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Aftershocks

James Fallows, national correspondent for the The Atlantic and author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, discusses all things China on the one-year anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake.

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Fact-Checking Health Reporting

Janice Horowitz discusses common health reporting myths and misconceptions. She writes the "Dueling Docs" column on The Huffington Post and has worked for NPR and Time Magazine.

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Fly-Over Out

Rocco Parascandola, police reporter for Newsday, talks about the cancellation of a military plane fly-over lower Manhattan, in the wake of the Air Force One photo-op outrage.

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One City/One Future

Mike Fishman, President of the 32BJ Employees International Union, Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, and Haeyoung Yoon, executive director of Organizing Asian Communities discuss how the One City/One Future coalition is trying to bring New Yorkers together to promote ...

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What Star Trek Means

The new Star Trek movie is getting rave reviews and reviving the talk of space as the final utopian frontier. On the Media's Brooke Gladstone, a huge trekkie, discusses the show's meaning. What have you learned about the real world from the Star Trek world? What did you ...

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