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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As climate talks continue in Copenhagen, one of the first scientists to warn about global warming, James Hansen, explains why he doesn’t expect the negotiations to result in a solution. Also, will the Senate act on health care reform before Christmas? And “secret recipes” revealed!; dads who volunteer at schools; and “cash for clunkers” in the Patchwork Nation.


James Hansen

Health on the Hill

As majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) struggles to find the 60th vote for health care reform, David Drucker, Roll Call staff writer, follows the politics in the U.S. Senate.

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Health Insurance Premiums and Profits

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul discusses efforts by state regulators to control health insurance premiums, and the effect on insurance industry profits.

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Cloning Fast Food

Author of the QVC cookbook Top Secret Recipes Unlocked: All New Home Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods (Plume, 2009), Todd Wilbur explains how to recreate favorite processed foods in home kitchens.

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James Hansen on Copenhagen Summit

Renowned climate scientist James Hansen discusses his new book Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity and developments in Copenhagen.

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Tracking Cash For Clunkers

Instead of thinking about the US according to geography, the Patchwork Nation project groups counties in all 50 states into community types based on similarities in culture and local economy. Project director Dante Chinni discusses how Cash For Clunkers played out differently in the community types, from "monied ...

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Open Phones: Dads in Schools

Yesterday we talked about volunteering in schools, and promised to give fathers a chance to call in and talk about the work they do. Here's their chance!

Do you man the bake sale (literally)? What kind of work do you see fathers doing in schools? Is it different from ...

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The Aughts Review: Montages

from joelanman on flickr

from joelanman on flickr

On the show we've been doing semi-regular reviews of the 2000s, segments looking back at the last decade. During the segments, we've also played montages of some notable clips from throughout the decade. ...

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Live Chat #2: Season's Eatings! Your Hosting Questions Answered

zora and tamara

The live chat is now over, but you can click on “replay” below to read the transcript and gleam some ideas!Read the transcript for last week's chat here.

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