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A 'Health Care Song'

Mar 28, 2012
What are the most important election issues you're thinking about this year? Singer-songwriter Brad Hoshaw gives his answers in verse.
Posted In: Music, health care, singer songwriter

Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Mar 23, 2012
Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor

Obama's 'all of the above' plan means nothing

Mar 22, 2012
President Obama's new energy policy is really no policy at all, say commentator Bill McKibben.
Posted In: energy, Barack Obama

Business morality good for public morality

Mar 21, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says ethics in the boardroom can help save the economy.
Posted In: Wall Street, morality, business, ethics

Don't listen to Occupy Wall Street

Mar 19, 2012
Commentator Kim Clark says for real solutions to what ails the financial industry, we should be listening to the actual occupants of Wall Street.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy

Commentator: Illegal immigration hurts the economy

Mar 15, 2012
San Diego resident Nancy Parker says the costs of undocumented immigration outweigh the benefits.
Posted In: Immigration, undocumented, illegal immigration

Higher education key to reviving economy

Mar 15, 2012
Commentator Richard Hernandez says education spurs entrepreneurism and responsible citizenship.

HR specialist worries about 'skills gap' in job market

Mar 14, 2012
Beth Kelly says many employers are ready to hire, but they just can't find people with the right qualifications.
Posted In: hiring, skills gap, Jobs

Kansas City grandma worries about Medicare

Mar 13, 2012
In this election year, commentator Emma Williams fears the health care program for seniors and the disabled will become a political football.
Posted In: Medicare, Health, medicaid

Deficit cutting vs. social spending: Finding a balance

Mar 12, 2012
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Posted In: budget deficit, national debt, social services, government spending

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"Food for Nine Billion" is a multi-platform media project that examines the challenge of feeding the world at a time of growing demand, changing diets, rising food and energy prices, shrinking land and water resources, and accelerating climate change. It is a collaborative project of Marketplace, Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS NewsHour.