- Medicare and the deficit
Deficit hawks say any plans to reduce the nation's debt must include major changes to Medicare. Midmorning speaks with health policy analysts about the necessity of Medicare reform, and what some of the suggested changes could mean for the program.9:06 a.m.
Tricia Neuman: vice president and director of the Medicare Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Jeff Goldsmith: president of Health Futures, Inc. He is co-author of "the Sorcerer's Apprentice: How Medical Imaging is Changing Health Care."
John Rother: executive vice president of policy, strategy and international affairs at AARP.
- Music for 2011
Big name bands like U2 and Radiohead, along with indie favorites The Shins and Bon Iver, are coming out with new albums in 2011. Meanwhile, 80s favorites The Cars and Thomas Dolby are hitting the comeback trail with new releases. Midmorning looks at what music lovers will be listening to in 2011.10:06 a.m.
Jim McGuinn: program director for 89.3 The Current.
Tom Moon: music critic and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He's the author of "1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die."
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