Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Will reform lead to rationing?
    Opponents of the President's push for health care reform have argued that increased government involvement in the system will lead to rationing. Others say there is already rationing going on in our health care system. Midmorning looks at why rationing has become such a dirty word in the politics of health care reform.9:06 a.m.
    Arthur Kellerman, MD: Doctor of emergency medicine and associate dean for health policy at Emory University.
    Michael Cannon: Director of Health policy studies at the Cato Institute.
    Sean Tunis, MD: Founder and director of the Center for Medical Technology Policy. He was chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid during the recent Bush administration.
  • Cell phones and the hazards of driving while chatting
    Despite study after study indicating talking and texting on cell phones while driving causes crashes, few state governments seem willing to outlaw it. Two scientists who study distraction talk about how your brain really isn't that suited to multi-tasking, and what the cost can be when one of those tasks is driving.10:06 a.m.
    David Strayer: Psychology professor at the University of Utah. He's the principal investigator at the Applied Cognition Laboratory which tests driving performance and distractions.
    Steven Yantis: Professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

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