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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Wal-MartWal-Mart expands into medical care
    In-store medical clinics operated by retail chains like CVS have been expanding over the past few years. Now the nation's largest retailer is looking into offering medical services that would treat issues more complex than a fever or a sore throat. Can Wal-Mart change the healthcare business?9:06 a.m.
    Tom Charland: Founder and CEO of Merchant Medicine, a consulting firm in the field of walk-in medicine.
    Ateev Mehrotra, MD: Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and policy analyst for the Rand Corporation.
  • What is next for deficit negotiations?
    After months of talks, the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, a.k.a. the supercommittee, has failed to produce a debt reduction plan. What is the political and financial fallout of the most recent debt reduction failure in Washington?9:45 a.m.
    Jon Stanton: Political Reporter for Roll Call.
    Joanna Ossinger: News Editor for Bloomberg News.
  • Egyptian police and protesters clash in Cairo
    Vali Nasr, a Middle East expert and former State Department official in the Obama administration, joins us to discuss the latest developments in Egypt.10:06 a.m.
    Vali Nasr: Professor of International Politics at Tufts University, author of "The Rise of Islamic Capitalism" and a former advisor to the Obama administration.
  • The growing power of Amazon
    The web-based retailer Amazon has made massive in-roads into the publishing industry over the past several years. We'll take a look at the impact they are having on innovations across the industry. What changes are underway? Are they good for writers, readers and the written word?10:15 a.m.
    Jeremy Greenfield: Editorial director for Digital Book World.
    Sarah Weinman: News Editor for Publishers Marketplace.
  • A serving of gratitude may save the day
    The most psychologically correct holiday is upon us, John Tierney says. Recent studies show that cultivating an "attitude of gratitude" during the holidays can help improve health and overall happiness. He joins us to share advice for getting into the holiday spirit.10:45 a.m.
    John Tierney: author and New York Times columnist. His latest book is Willpower: The Science Behind Self Control and Decision Making.

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