Streams

Minding the Business

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, June 05, 2006

America spends twice as much on health care as other developed nations. On today’s show, a financial journalist argues we should be getting more for our money. Then, on Backstory, a look at how Starbucks went from being a small Seattle coffeehouse to having a store on every block. And Eliot Weinberger tells us about a new anthology of some of the world’s most important poets. Plus: a look at the challenges faced by three generations of Arab Christian women in one family.

Money and Medicine

In Money Driven Medicine, financial journalist Maggie Mahar investigates the soaring costs of medical care, and explains why the laws of supply and demand don't seem to apply to America’s $2 trillion health care industry.

Comment

Backstory: Starbucks

On this week’s Backstory, Mark Pendergrast (the author of Uncommon Grounds) explains how Starbucks went from a Seattle coffeehouse to a cultural symbol.

Comment

International Poetry Now

Eliot Weinberger joins us with World Beat, a survey of what’s going on in international poetry today.

Comment

Three Generations of Arab Women

In Teta, Mother, and Me, Jean Said Makdisi explores what it has meant to be an Arab Christian woman to three different generations of her family.

Events: Jean Said Makdisi will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm
Alwan for the Arts

Comment

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.