Heathcare Costs; Murdoch and the Phone Hacking Scandal; Mike Stoller, Music Legend; Jonathan Miles' Want Not

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Monday, December 09, 2013

Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor discuss how it’s possible that the United States spends more on health care but has far worse outcomes than other countries. Then, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about what’s happening to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in light of the ongoing phone hacking trial in the UK. Legendary songwriter and producer Mike Stoller talks about his wide-ranging career, writing hits like “Hound Dog,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Is That All There Is?” Jonathan Miles discusses his latest comic novel, Want Not.

Spending More on Health Care, Getting Less

Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor explain how it’s possible that the United States spends more on health care but suffers worse outcomes than other industrialized nations. They argue that the lack of investment in social services is part of the reason why.  In The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less, Bradley and Taylor look at how divisions in the distribution of health and social services and our resistance to government programs create needless suffering and lead to soaring health costs. They also look at the problems the Affordable Care Act won’t solve and think about possibilities for reform.

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Murdoch's World

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News, explains how Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Britain’s tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes by backing his vision for Fox News has survived the phone hacking scandals. In Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires looks at how he build his media empire, what his involvement could have been in the bribery and phone hacking scandals, his company’s culture, and the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.


Mike Stoller on 80 Years in Music

Legendary songwriter/producer Mike Stoller (the man behind such disparate hits as “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me,” and “Stuck in the Middle with You”) talks about his long career as one of rock and roll’s architects. He’ll be celebrated at the 92Y on December 9, with artists like Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson and Bettye LaVette on the same stage.

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Jonathan Miles on Want Not, His New Novel

Jonathan Miles talks about his latest comic novel, Want Not. It opens on Thanksgiving Day, and presents three characters in various states of disrepair—a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, dealing with the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate with a trophy wife.

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Monona Rossol Associations between socioeconomic status and environmental toxicant concentrations in adults in the USA: NHANES 2001–2010

Monona Rossol Responds to Your Questions and Comments

Monona Rossol responds to comments and questions.

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