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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Small banks pushing back on regulatory overhaul
    Community and small banks are lobbying with a charm offensive in Washington against what they perceive to be the Obama administration's financial regulatory burdens. Small banks argue that they're not part of the "too big to fail" problem.9:06 a.m.
    Bert Ely: Adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a principal of Ely & Company, Inc. He is an expert on monetary policy and the regulation of banking and financial services.
    Noah Wilcox: Director of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and president/CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank.
    Stephen Verdier: Senior Vice President and Director of the Congressional Relations Group for Independent Community Bankers of America. Between 1976 and 1983, he was on the House Banking Committee staff and helped draft major banking legislation.
  • Putting the patient first
    Patient-centered care sounds like a given, but it's not always so. Two doctors talk about how to convince doctors to really listen to their patients and get them more involved in their care.10:06 a.m.
    Pauline Chen, MD: Liver transplant and liver cancer surgeon, and the author of "Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality."
    Donald Berwick, MD: Pediatrician and president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He's the author of an article published earlier in the summer, "What 'Patient Centered' Should Mean: Confessions of an Extremist."

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