PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
If the government can’t get H1N1 vaccines right……..
It’s becoming a more familiar accusation in the increasingly politically-charged world of health care: the GOP, and other health care reform critics, want to know how the government can be trusted to run a “public option” insurance program when it can’t guarantee vaccinations for every American against H1N1 flu. The charge seems purely political at first glance, but there are questions about the flawed management, organization and distribution of the H1N1 vaccine. There’s not enough swine flu vaccine to go around and many Americans don’t trust the process. Did the government mess this up—and what does this mean for future, bigger pandemics?
Art Caplan, director of the
Robin Cook, physician & novelist; author of “Outbreak” & in this month’s edition of Foreign Policy, “Plague: A Thriller of the Coming Pandemic”
1:30 - 1:58:30
What's in your medicine cabinet… any alternatives?
When faced with a choice, many Americans are turning to alternative medicines instead of surgery or pharmaceuticals, in a movement that has created a multi-billion dollar per year business and accounts for 11.2% of the public's total out-of-pocket health expenditures. But what about those homeopathic, complementary, natural, herb-based products moving into the mainstream? Do they work, and even more important, are they safe?
Representative of the
Dr. Jerome Kassirer, distinguished professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and
visiting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine. He is former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine
2:06 – 2:19
2:30 – 2:58:30
A Country Called Amreeka: Muslim in
Last week’s shooting at Fort Hood highlighted the anxiety many Americans still feel towards Arab and Muslim Americans; President Obama made it clear to the world in his July Cairo address that engaging the people of the Middle East and Muslim culture is one of the biggest issues facing our country today. Syrian-American Civil rights attorney Alia Malek’s new book demonstrates the extent to which, even as they play football, work assembly lines and hold public office, many Arab and Muslim Americans remain shut out of the national narrative. She joins Patt with her look at Arab-American identity in a post 9/11 world.
Alia Malek, Civil Rights attorney and author of A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories
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