Uninsured Rate Lowest In Years, Sochi II: Paralympics, A Prophesy Of Modern TV News

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“I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore,” is the mantra that helped immortalize the hit 1976 film “Network.” Rob Ferrett discusses the creation of that fictitious, but eerily prophetic film made nearly four decades ago. Then he checks in the the Sochi Paralympics and talks to a healthcare expert about the news that the uninsured rate in the United States is the lowest it’s been in years.

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  • Uninsured Rate Lowest In Years: Is ACA To Thank?

    A new Gallup polls shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance is at the lowest point it’s been in years. An expert on health care and health policy discusses these poll results and if the Affordable Care Act is behind this news.

  • Sochi II: The Paralympics

    The Paralympics is currently on in Sochi. Rob Ferrett talks to a paralympic coach whose volunteer ski organization has put Wisconsin on the map as a center for adaptive cross-country skiing.

  • Mad As Hell: How The Movie 'Network' Predicted Today's Television

    When fictional character Howard Beale proclaimed, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore” in the 1976 movie Network, it seemed to resonate with audiences everywhere, and offer a startling glimpse into the future of television. An author talks about the man behind the movie, Paddy Chayefsky, and how true his vision of TV news actually was.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Tom Oliver Guest
  • Yuriy Gusev Guest
  • Dave Itzkoff Guest

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