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Nov. 21, 2013: AMSNY, AARP’s policy recommendations, “repowering” power plants, Jim Tallon

Jo Wiederhorn, President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York State argues for continued funding for a program that has successfully trained students from underrepresented communities to become doctors in those communities. We discuss the program as well as its funding challenges with her.

AARP is announcing recommendations today that the group says will support family caregivers who are under increasing stress. AARP’s New York State President and Chair of the Executive Council, Neal Lane sheds light on the issue.

Should the state “repower” the Cayuga and Dunkirk power plants with natural gas? We hear from members of a group that say no.

Why is New York State seemingly on track with healthcare reform when the federal government is not? Jim Tallon, President of the United Hospital Fund of New York explains.


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