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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Making peace to push a health overhaul
    Pres. Barack Obama urges Congress to keep trying to resolve differences over health care overhaul bills. A committee that many consider critical to bipartisan support of the bill has yet to produce a way that would address the cost of creating a public plan and other health care changes.9:06 a.m.
    Marc Ambinder: Politics editor for The Atlantic. He also edits the Atlantic's Politics Online.
    Mark Peterson: Professor of public policy and political science at UCLA.
    Judy Feder: Professor of public policy and former dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
  • What science can reveal about aging
    Newly published research on monkeys' diets suggest that a restricted-calorie diet could be the key for humans to live longer. How is scientific research changing our view of longevity, and will it give clues to how we will age in the future?10:06 a.m.
    Richard Weindruch: Gerontologist and researcher, directs the Aging and Cancer Developing Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and leads the study on caloric restriction in monkeys.
    Robert Butler: Gerontologist, psychiatrist and president/CEO of the International Longevity Center-USA. His book "Why Survive? Being Old in America" won a Pulitzer Prize.
    Richard Miller: Associate Director for Research, Geriatrics Center at the University of Michigan.

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