If there’s one thing the presidential primary candidates agree upon, it’s that the American health-care system could use some treatment — if not a complete overhaul. Political scientist Jonathan Oberlander diagnoses the problems with the current system and examines the remedies offered by each candidate. Oberlander teaches social medicine and health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s the author of The Political Life of Medicare.
What would take for a conservative comeback? We talk with DAVID FRUM author of Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again. In it he analyzes why a generation of young people has turned its back on the Republican party, why Republicans can no longer win elections on taxes, guns, and promises to restore traditional values, and what new approach is needed to regain lost ground. Frum is a former special assistant to President Bush for economic speechwriting (2001-2002), and is also the author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush published in January 2003, and co-author with Richard Perle of An End To Evil: What’s Next in the War on Terror released in 2004. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Meet EBOO PATEL an American, Muslim, and an Indian whose initial anger ultimately led him to help other young people search for their religious identities while respecting different faiths. Patel is Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of “Acts of Faith: The story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.” Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Jeff Daniels is best known for his acting roles in numerous films, including The Purple Rose of Cairo, Terms of Endearment, The Squid and the Whale, and Dumb and Dumber. Though at first hesitant to enter the music industry, Daniels now has two full-length albums marked by blues riffs, folk-guitar playing, and witty lyrics: Grandfather’s Hat and Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged.
JEFF DANIELS: Dirty Harry Blues