Kristin Miller

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Appealing to the women of Virginia

The Weekly Standard on the battle for women in Virginia.

Transcript: October 12, 2012

RAY SUAREZ [narration]: Welcome to Need to Know. With the presidential election less than four weeks away, it’s hard to focus on any deadline beyond November 6th. But no matter who wins the White House, another deadline looms only 8 weeks later that could be almost as consequential. That’s when congress must act or individual [...]

Transcript: October 5, 2012

RAY SUAREZ: Welcome to Need to Know. Thanks for joining us. The government has released the latest job figures and the unemployment rate is down from the previous month. This was the number of jobs created in September. That was lower than the monthly average since the start of 2012. And perhaps no government statistic [...]

The Home of Heroes song

In our piece on Pueblo, Colorado you’ll hear the voice of Sarah Wood, a 17-year-old resident who co-wrote this song”The Home of the Heroes” especially for the broadcast. The Sarah Wood Band, formed when she was 12, tours throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. Sarah has been acting for several theaters in Pueblo for the past 7 [...]

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FII’s Maurice Lim Miller wins a MacArthur

We travel to the Bay Area to examine the Family Independence Initiative, a program designed to help the working poor help themselves emerge from poverty.

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Resources: General, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health policy organizations

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care  The Dartmouth Atlas Project is a great source of information about the geographic variation in the distribution and use of medical resources across the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and [...]

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Resources: Hospice, palliative care, living wills, hospitals in the film

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice health care programs and professionals in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the NHPCO advocates on behalf of the terminally ill and their families. It also develops public and professional educational programs [...]

Transcript: September 21, 2012

MARIA HINOJOSA [narration]: THE NUMBERS MAKE IT IRREFUTABLE – WE’RE LIVING THE LARGEST DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN HISTORY. WE ASKED SOCIAL TREND TRACKER GUY GARCIA TO HELP US MAKE SENSE OF THE LATEST CENSUS NUMBERS. GUY IS AN EXPERT ON “THE NEW AMERICAN MAINSTREAM.” GUY GARCIA: The New mainstream is the combination of great demographic changes, [...]

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Resources: Patient decision aids, doctor and hospital information, hospital ratings and comparisons

Patient Decision Aids What ia a Patient Based Decision Aid? The goal of patient based decision aids is to illuminate available options to patients in an unbiased way. They explain the risks and the benefits of each option based on evidence and inform patients about potential outcomes. Decision aids allow patients to think about their [...]