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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Kayla Mitchell and friend shopping on Jamaica Ave. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War | Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown | One Man's Experience With Obamacare Exchanges | Med Students Earn Credit For Editing Wikipedia | Can We Make Guns Safer? | Is Body Image A Public Health Issue?

The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War

While the shutdown has had a very real impact, particularly on the 800,000 fuloughed government workers, with the near-constant speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican leade...

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Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown

Just around the corner an even bigger national fiscal catastrophe is looming. In September the U.S. Treasury warned Congress that if the nation's debt limit is not raised by October 1...

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One Man's Experience With Obamacare Exchanges

The online healthcare marketplaces are up and running and Americans have rushed to see what they have to offer. Hugh Meade, a carpenter and independent sign contractor living in Okla...

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States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion Leave Millions Without Healthcare

Can we really call the Affordable Care Act universal healthcare? According to new data analyzed by our partner The New York Times, of the 26 states rejecting Medicaid expansion, rough...

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Med Students Earn Credit For Editing Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a site that generally doesn't sit well in the world of academia. But in a new effort pursued at the University of California at San Francisco, medical students will be ab...

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Can We Make Guns Safer?

Could we prevent accidental shootings if we had the technology to somehow make guns ”child-proof?" Michael Recce, an associate professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, dev...

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Is Body Image A Public Health Issue?

Should body image be viewed as a public health issue? And if yes, is city hall the best forum to discuss these issues? The Takeaway is joined by Samantha Levine, an aide to New York C...

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