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Health Care For Some?
Beatrix Hoffman talks about the history of the American health care system. She explains why the United States has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examines why the issue is so divisive.
Beatrix Hoffman is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. She is a professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University.
Manuel Castells talks about the current economic downturn. He urges a profound reassessment of our economic beliefs and institutions.
Music includes Jack Hardy & Jill Burkee & Mark Dann & Steve Forbert - This Land Is Your Land, Woody Herman and the Herd - Fanfare for the Common Man, Odetta - No Expectations, Crosby & Stills & Nash and Young - Carry On, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, Capitol Steps - Al-Jazeera, George Carlin - Modern Man, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, Ryan Harvey - The Day They Caught Saddam Hussein, FDR 9-23-1944, Young Ladies - My Country 'Tis of Thee, National Parks