- Confusion over Medicare choices reigns
Three quarters of a million Minnesotans are on Medicare, and they have big decisions to make, starting this week. Experts answer questions on Midday about Medicare, supplemental policies, the alphabet soup programs, etc.11:00 a.m.
Kelli Jo Greiner: Social worker and paralegal, Minnesota Board on Aging. Leads the Consumer Choices Team and is the Agency's Medicare expert. Minnesota Dept. of Human Services.
Linda Walker: Social worker who has worked with seniors for 34 years. Volunteers of America, Minnesota. Southwest Senior Center in Minneapolis.
- Is Afghanistan a lost cause?
Nine years in, what have we accomplished in Afghanistan? Has the surge failed, or does it need time to take its course? An "Intelligence Squared" debate features two panelists for, and two panelists against, the proposition: Afghanistan is a lost cause.12:00 p.m.
Peter Bergen: Award-winning journalist who has reported for the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Author of, "The Osama bin Laden I Know." Research fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security.
Max Boot: Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Boot is also a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Nir Rosen: Author of "Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World" and "In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq." Rosen has been reporting from Iraq since April of 2003 and has spent over four years on the ground there. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and other leading publications.
Matthew Hoh: Former State Department official who resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over US strategic policy and goals in Afghanistan in September 2009. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew served in Iraq.
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