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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Doctor and patientWill insurance reform bring down health costs?
    One of the major claims made for health care reform was that it would bring costs down. But some say that there were lots of missed opportunities to address the root causes of our high health care bills.9:06 a.m.
    David Cutler: Health economist at Harvard and author of "Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System."
    Mark Pauly: Health economist at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and author of "Markets Without Magic: How Competition Might Save Medicare." By phone from Philadelphia.
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  • Oil rigNewsmaker: Obama to allow offshore drilling
    In a move to win Republican suport for climate change policy, President Obama announced today that he will reverse the moratorium on offshore oil drilling, starting with a site 50 miles off Virginia's coastline. A leading environmental policy analyst joins us to weigh in on the announcement.9:45 a.m.
    Michael Levi: The David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Fossil hunters in fiction
    Tracy Chevalier's latest historical novel is the story of a 19th-century fossil hunter whose discovery of ancient marine reptiles shakes the scientific community. "Remarkable Creatures" explores how one woman's findings led to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world.10:06 a.m.
    Tracy Chevalier: Tracy Chevalier is author of "Remarkable Creatures."
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)Newsmaker: Update on the Large Hadron Collider
    This week, scientists at the world's largest particle accelerator successfully collided beams of protons at the highest energy levels ever seen. A University of Minnesota physicist updates us from CERN, the European nuclear research center in Switzerland.10:45 a.m.
    Roger Rusack: Professor of physics at the University of Minnesota.

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