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Wednesday, May 25
James Roosevelt On Medicare, Social Security & Efforts To Repeal Health Care

James Roosevelt On Medicare, Social Security & Efforts To Repeal Health Care
James RooseveltThe Social Security trust fund is projected to have enough reserves to be able to pay out benefits until the end of 2037. After that, experts say unless changes are made, there will only be enough money to pay out about 75 percent of scheduled benefits. That much is agreed upon. But how to achieve those changes and sure up the program – are flash points of MUCH contention. Before joining Tufts Health plan in 1999, my next guest was the associate commissioner for Retirement Policy for the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. In November 2008, President-elect Barack Obama appointed him to co-chair a review of the Social Security Administration. It’s those experiences – and others – that made Tufts Health Plan president and CEO James Roosevelt uniquely qualified to testify before congress earlier this month, in a hearing examining the impact Social Security has on the federal budget. Here with me now to discuss that, other entitlement programs on the chopping block, as well as efforts to repeal national health care and much more is James Roosevelt.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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