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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.

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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.

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International Poetry Now

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

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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

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