Show rundown for 1/16/2008Play
With Mitt Romney's win in yesterday's Michigan presidential primary we look ahead to the next contests in Nevada and South Carolina and check in on last night's democratic debate with Richard Wolffe, senior White House correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
Do away with Medicare and Medicaid and give everyone annual vouchers for health insurance, based on need. That is the prescription for healthcare reform from Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff, who joins us to discuss his new book "The Healthcare Fix."
DR. JUDAH FOLKMAN
We look back at the pioneering cancer work of Dr. Judah Folkman who died unexpectedly yesterday en route to a medical conference. We talk with Dr. Donald Ingber, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Children's Hospital in Boston and Here &Now's former health and science reporter Allan Coukell about Folkman's life, his research and his legacy.
We speak with Deron Beal, founder and executive director of Tucson, Arizona based Freecycle.org, a non-profit, online movement that claims millions of members and keeps tons of trash out of landfills by offering a "cyber-sharing" clearinghouse.
The troubled but talented British soul singer is nominated for six Grammy awards including album of the year for her CD "Back to Black." We take a look at her music with Here and Now pop culture critic Renee Graham.
This program aired on January 16, 2008.