WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

U.K. Secretary Of State For Health Jeremy Hunt

The American health care sector is very different from the National Health Service, the universal, government-run system available to British citizens. But both countries are embracing information technology as a tool to empower patients and improve outcomes. Kojo chats with U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt about the challenges facing the NHS and why countries around the world are watching the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the United States.

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These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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