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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Reaction to President Obama's health care plan
    President Obama says a public option remains something he would like to see in health care bills coming out of Congress. But he also said during his address to Congress last night that he's open to other ideas. Meanwhile, members of Congress say a public option has become a tougher sell.9:06 a.m.
    Len Nichols: Director, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation.
    Adriel Bettelheim: White House Correspondent, Congressional Quarterly.
    Robert Moffit: Director, Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
  • If students choose their own books, will they read more?
    Reading lists over the summer have yielded to assigned reading in class for most middle and high school students. But does required reading help or hurt when it comes to inspiring kids to become lifelong book lovers?10:06 a.m.
    Nancie Atwell: Teacher, seventh and eighth grade English at the Center for Teaching and Learning, a nonprofit demonstration school. She's the author of "The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers."
    Mark Bauerlein: Professor of English at Emory University and author of "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future."

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