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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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  • Obama's track record on environmental issues
    Protesters have been taking to the streets against the proposed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline between Canada and Texas. They want to push Obama to cut support for the project. It's the most recent in a list of confrontations between environmentalists and the Obama administration on such issues as air pollution and fracking. Is Obama disappointing his green base? And how will environmentalists make themselves heard in the 2012 elections?9:06 a.m.
    Darren Samuelsohn: Senior Energy and Environment Reporter for POLITICO
    Susan Casey-Lefkowitz: Director of the International Program at the Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Labor's effort to roll back ohio law
    Ohio voters went to the polls yesterday to decide whether or not to overturn the law that limits collective bargaining rights for public employees. We discuss the referendum and the results with political science professor David B. Cohen of the University of Akron.9:45 a.m.
    David B. Cohen: professor of political science and fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron.
  • To screen or not to screen
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the same body who came under fire two years ago for changing recommendations on how often women should get mammograms, has recently released new recommendations for prostate cancer screening. These changing recommendations spark emotional debates about health care choices. So how do we decide what to do? And what kind of help can we expect from our medical professionals?10:06 a.m.
    Timothy Wilt, MD: Professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
    H. Gilbert Welch, MD: Professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
    Lyn Paget: Director of policy and outreach at The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.

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