DeKalb, IL – Jennifer Tomkins is a retired NIU faculty member. She's also a native of England. Tomkins relates her experience of the British healthcare system and ponders whether such a system would be good for the U.S.
DeKalb, IL – What do you want from a healthcare overhaul? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad puts this question to a retired NIU faculty member. Jennifer Tomkins discusses her health care plan, and offers suggestions for federal lawmakers as they work to change the nation's healthcare system.
Beloit, WI – Another tender young crop of freshmen is poised to descend upon our nation s college campuses. And that means once again, Beloit College is doing its part to help bridge the culture gap between students and the community. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Ron Nief. He's co-author of the now-famous annual Mindset List.
DeKalb, IL – If there's any bias that infects all media, it's a slant toward conflict...something there has been a lot of this past week at town hall meetings across America. Red-faced constituents yelling at their legislators has become the norm on cable TV. To try and get at the source of all this anger, WNIJ's Christopher Hosken spoke with some politically active people in DeKalb.
DeKalb, IL – Two proposals are emerging in Congress to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. One proposal would create a public option similar to Medicare. The other would create a system of regional health care cooperatives.
Most Americans are familiar with Medicare, but...cooperatives? What are they, and how would they work? And would a Midwest regional co-op provide better, more efficient care than a public option? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad asked NIU economist Virginia Wilcox-Gok.