Keeping Canceled Insurance Plans; The Rise of the Tea Party; Breastmilk: The Movie

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Friday, November 15, 2013

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Temple Emanu-El November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke about the Affordable Care Act amid technical problems. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty)

President Obama announced that insurance companies may keep people on plans that were initially canceled after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. WNYC’s Fred Mogul and Elisabeth Benjamin from the Community Service Society will explain what you need to know about your insurance plan. Plus: co-directors Jamila Wignot and Sierra Pettengill discuss their new documentary on the rise of the Tea Party; Ricki Lake and Dana Ben-Ari talk about their new film, “Breastmilk;” and Christopher Beha of Harper’s Magazine shares some of the surprises in their December Index. 

Obamacare: Keeping Your Plan

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society, discuss the president's announcement yesterday and what you need to know about keeping your insurance plan.

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Retaliatory Traffic Jam?

Was the traffic tie-up at the entrance to the GWB in September political pay-back?  New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) wants subpoena power to investigate.  She's joined by Sarah Gonzalez, the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR, to explain what's behind the controversial traffic jam.

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"Town Hall" Documents the Rise of the Tea Party

Co-directors Jamila Wignot and Sierra Pettengill discuss their new documentary "Town Hall" which tracks one couple as they become politicized during the summer of 2009 and the rise of the Tea Party.

→Screenings: Sunday November 17th and Wednesday November 20th as part of Doc NYC Festival | IFC Center | Tickets

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Ricki Lake on Breastfeeding

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and the New York City Department of Health all recommend mothers breastfeed their babies for at least six months, but some mothers have trouble with the physical and logistical challenges.  Director Dana Ben-Ari and executive producer Ricki Lake discuss their new film “Breastmilk,” which advocates for breastfeeding while documenting the problems some new moms have when they choose to breastfeed their babies.

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A Harper's Index Quiz

Each month, the Harper's Index offers a list of surprising stats and figures. Now: how much do you really know? Christopher Beha, deputy editor at Harper's Magazine, talks about some of the surprises in the December index and helps run a listener index quiz.

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