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The Brian Lehrer Show

Agent Orange News

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

There's new news about Agent Orange. James McDonough, director of the NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs, explains the expansion of veterans' benefits for Agent Orange related illnesses while Trinh Bui-Kokkoris, Agent Orange/dioxin victim advocate, discusses the lasting effects of Agent Orange on people in Vietnam.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Health Care Reform Means for Hospitals & Clinics

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

With the promise that health care reform will help 31 million more Americans afford insurance, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation president Alan D. Aviles and Community Health Care Association of New York CEO Elizabeth Swain discuss what the legislation could mean for hospitals, clinics, and the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rhetorical Fire

Friday, March 26, 2010

Virginia congressman Tom Perriello ((D 5th)), talks about the recent health care debate and threats made against him and his brother. Then Erick Erickson, editor of Red State and one of the founders of Rebuild the Party, and Emily Bazelon, senior editor of Slate and ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Student Loan Makeover

Friday, March 26, 2010

Big changes are coming to the student loan system. Jason Delisle, of the New America Foundation takes a close look at the legislation before congress – and parses what the impact will be for students and families. Plus, forty years after a landmark sex discrimination suit against Newsweek magazine, a ...

WQXR News

Senate Finds Technical Glitches in Bill

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The flaws mean the bill will have to go back to the House for another vote after the Senate adopts it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help Wanted: Nursing Careers

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Health careers guide for About.com, Andrea Santiago, talks about opportunities, credentials, job prospects, salaries and education options in the nursing field.

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WQXR News

Senate to Examine Fixes to Health Care Bill

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

If the Senate passes the fix-it bill with no changes, it will go to the president for his signature. If there are major changes, the bill heads back to the House.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Healthcare NY and NJ

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Now that President Obama has signed the new health care reform bill into law, what does it mean for people from New York and New Jersey? Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health ...

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WNYC News

Sugar-Tax Smackdown: NYU Hosts Debate on Proposed Soda Levy

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On one side: the state's top health official. On the other: a libertarian activist.

In the middle: a 400-calorie energy drink and a proposed tax on sugary beverages.


Justin Wilson (left) from the Center for Consumer Freedom sparred with New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard ...

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WQXR News

Obama Signs Health Care Reforms into Law

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The president signed his health care bill today just before noon.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Health Care Reform Means for Women

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, Trudy Lieberman explains details in the health care bill, the last-minute abortion compromise and what the bill means for women in general. The president of NOW, Terry O'Neill, explains NOW's disappointment with the bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Young Invincibles

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday night’s historic House vote for health care reform impacts many young Americans. Ari Matusiak, co-founder of the Young Invincibles, a health care advocacy group, spells out the impact.

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WNYC News

Local Hospitals Generally Upbeat about Healthcare Package

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Local hospitals are cautiously optimistic that they and their patients will benefit from the health care reform bill President Obama signed today. Dr. Herb Pardes, head of New York-Presbyterian, says hospitals will lose billions of dollars over the next decade. But, on balance, he thinks ...

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, March 22, 2010

David Sanger of The NYT discusses the health care vote and what else is on President Obama's agenda.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Health Care Reform

Monday, March 22, 2010

With last night's passage of the health care bill, Luke Mitchell, Senior Editor of Harper’s Magazine, explains what the next steps are as the legislation becomes law.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Things Are Not What They Seem

Monday, March 22, 2010

Harper's magazine Senior Editor Luke Mitchell looks at last night's passage of the health care bill. Then, Tim O'Brien talks about the 20th anniversary of his classic The Things They Carried. And Michael Countryman and David Furr discuss their roles in Bill Cain's new play "Equivocation." Plus, we'll look at ...

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WQXR News

House Signs Off on Health Care Bill

Monday, March 22, 2010

House Dems voted 219 to 212 to pass the president's landmark legislation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Health Care Bill's Immediate Impact

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Washington Post congressional reporter Shailagh Murray discusses what the immediate impact of the health care reform bill will be, from new taxes to changes in coverage.

Heath Care Bill Resources: Text of the Bill (PDF) | Commerce Committee's Summary of Immediate Changes (PDF) | ...

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WNYC News

Some Local Dems Vote No on Healthcare

Monday, March 22, 2010

The holdouts held out, but almost all local Congressional representatives supported Sunday's historic vote for health care reform.

New York had two Democratic "No" votes, New Jersey, one and Connecticut, none, while the Republicans were in lockstep opposition. Unions and grassroots groups tried to pressure first-term ...

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WQXR News

Obama Postpones Trip, Stumps for Bill

Friday, March 19, 2010

The president wants a health care vote and is backing a new bipartisan immigration overhaul plan.

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