Monday, April 30, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - This American Life

This American Life
331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007
Run Time: 1:03:37

Hosted by Ira Glass, This American Life features intriguing stories from all walks of American life. This episode focused on the right of habeas corpus. Habeas Corpus states the government has to explain why they're holding a person in custody. The episode focuses primarily on the detainees at Guantanamo and how most of their rights, including habeas corpus, have been stripped. The episode also explains the history of habeas corpus dating back to England in the 17th Century. It’s a fascinating examination of how the British Civil War of the mid 17th century produced it own version of Guantanamo, and the dangers that arose from suspending habeas corpus.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

"Mr. Ten Questions"

Someone needs to pick-up this show. (hat tip: TechCrunch)

Update: Video is up on Youtube.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

sometimes I like standing on my soapbox

I saw humorist David Sedaris read selections of his work last week at UCLA. The one thing that stayed with me was something he said off the cuff during a Q & A at the end. I forget the question, but it led Sedaris on a tangent about the Virginia Tech shootings.

He said that after 9-11, they wouldn’t let you take box cutters on an airplane and after the shoe bomber (Richard Colvin Reid) was caught, everyone had to take off their shoes get them x-rayed. His point was, why then, after so many shootings, don’t we make it harder to get a gun.

The New Yorker looked at how other countries reacted to VT-like atrocities. It turns out that they do something about it (link at the bottom). After sixteen children got shot in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996, the Brits tightened their gun laws. And in Canada and France, the same thing happened.

After the VT shooting, the first thing I heard from the White House was that it was a great tragedy, but "The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms…” (link at the bottom). This quick dismissal of any gun control discussion before it could get started leads me to believe that regardless of the number or severity of gun-related tragedies at schools or shopping malls or anywhere else, any progress with this President is hopeless.

The High School Reunion Complex

Last year we tried to kick-start the old essay site, The Juxtaposition, and though the restart failed, I wrote an essay about an impending 10-year high school reunion.

I still agree with the gist of it - that people secretly desire to attend their high school reunion - not to reunite with old friends, but rather to boast of their post-high school achievements. The achievements are relative, in the sense that for some "achieving" is exemplified by a degree or M.D., for others it's a trophy wife or husband, and yet others it's having kids. The point is in high school people discover what their deficiencies are, and determine what they need to do to be accepted.

The return to the high school reunion is a declaration - "You all laughed at me way back when, but look now... I've taken steroids and workout 12 hours a day, or I'm a doctor/lawyer/socially-regarded professional, or 'have you met my surgically-enhanced wife?'" Or some sort.

The Juxtaposition essay concluded with the realization that the reunion is a great hoax. For no matter how much one has changed in ten years, everything returns to the way it was. The weakness the person saw in themselves ten years before is a delusion, and accomplishing that thing to fulfill the delusion for the reward of being "accepted" is a fantasy. For the truth is no matter what they accomplish they will never be cool, for that is the way of our society.

(The great secret of America is we live in a class-based society but never, ever admit it. The established class maintains their place and the lower classes try desperately to achieve their way to acceptance. And of course no matter how much they achieve they will never be accepted. The only way to achieve status in America, without being born into it, is celebrity. Sorry, I digress.)

The high school reunion recreates the boundaries of high school, and the cool kids are still cool because they were cool, and no matter how much one has changed can change that.

Of course I wrote all of the above and then never went to my high school reunion. All I really cared about was connecting with old friends, and what better way to do that than MySpace?

Recently, I thought about that essay because I think it applies to any situation in life where one returns to a past environment, like meeting an ex-girlfriend for example. Trying to show someone how much you've changed, only to fall back into the old patterns of frustration, results in a mental complex, what I hereby dub the High School Reunion Complex.

I can't explain it, I wish I could. But the solution seems simple enough - just move on.

Podcast Pick of the Day - Security Now!

Security Now!
WEP Insecurity
Run Time: 45:54

Hosted by Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson, Security Now is a weekly podcast discussing the latest in computer security. This episode featured WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and how German researchers have been able to crack it. The researchers published a paper revealing how WEP can now be cracked in under a minute. What took 5 million packets before to crack, now only takes forty thousand (1,000 times faster). It’s almost faster now to crack a WEP key than it would be to type it. The code has been made available, and it probably won’t be long before it’s implemented in security cracking software.

Gibson quotes the following numbers:

  • 25% of wireless networks have no protection
  • 50% of wireless networks use WEP
  • 25% of wireless networks use WPA (WiFi Protected Access)

Therefore, only 25% of wireless networks are “uncrackable” (only through a brute force attack).

Gibson delves into technology behind the WEP crack. It’s a fairly technical discussion, but it’s pretty amazing if you can follow how the researchers managed to crack the original WiFi security. Gibson gives alternative WiFi security measures, such as WPA, VPN and HTTPS.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Steve Gibson’s website for the latest in security and some free downloadable security programs.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - NOVA | PBS

Newton's Alchemy
Run Time: 7:11

Sir Isaac Newton an alchemist? Apparently. Newton’s coded notebooks revealed his deep interest in alchemy and experiments he performed, including trying to produce a philosopher’s stone capable of both curing metals of their impurities and curing people of illness.

The podcast can be found on iTunes.

For more on Newton and his dark secrets visit NOVA PBS

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Podcast Picks of the Day - Windows Weekly and This Week in Tech

Windows Weekly
Run Time: 41:57

Hosted by Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott, Windows Weekly is a podcast focusing on Windows, Microsoft and some added discussion on Apple and Linux. This episode focused on Silverlight, which is Microsoft’s “Flash” killer. Silverlight will act like a flash player, capable of being embedded in web pages and playing multimedia. It looks to compete against Adobe and Quicktime. They also discussed Adobe’s new media player, Google buying double-click, Microsoft’s demise(?), Windows Live and Ubuntu Enjoy.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.


This Week in Tech
TWiT 95: NABbed Red-handed
Run Time: 59:16

Hosted by Leo Laporte, This Week in Tech is a weekly podcast delivering the most important stories from the week’s tech news. This episode focused on NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters convention held in Las Vegas. The panel of twits consisting of Alex Lindsay, Wil Harris, Doc Searls and the incomparable John C. Dvorak discussed, amongst other topics, the latest with the remarkable RED camera (the brainchild of the man behind Oakley), Final Cut Studio 2, Silverlight, AMD’s huge quarterly loss, the hacking of a MacBook at a security contest and Alec Baldwin and Will Ferrell in a shady multimedia spotlight. Enjoy.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - The Story

The Story
Memory Tricks
Run Time: 51:35

Hosted by Dick Gordon, the Story is a daily podcast discussing interesting topics with people at their center. The first part of the episode focused on improving memory. Dick interviewed Paul Mellor, a master in memory. They discussed memory techniques, The USA Memory Championship and issued a speed cards challenge.

The second part of the episode focused on one woman’s cherished high school piccolo, and her search to recover it twenty years later.

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


About five years ago, I tried to register a domain name, The trouble was, it was already registered to a guy who happened to have the same name. He was no ordinary people. He was a weatherman. He was working at a network affiliate in Las Vegas and used the website to chronicle his weather-related achievements.

I wasn’t happy about this. In the back of my mind, I thought this could have extremely negative consequences. If this weatherman with my name went national and became the next Al Roker, my life would be over. Friends would tease me to give them a barometer reading or what the chance of precipitation is going to be tomorrow. When I introduce myself, people’s first reaction would be so day, “Oh, like the weatherman” and then snicker at me. For this reason, I hoped that his career would go down the shitter. I know this is bad karma, but I have to look out for Dave Malkoff number one.

The next time I heard about this guy was from my mom. Her friends had been watching hurricane coverage and said thought they saw me covering the story. It turns out the weatherman Dave Malkoff had moved on to Miami and whenever there was a hurricane, his stories were carried across the country. My mother explained to her friends that it wasn’t me, but another guy with the same name, who happened to slightly resemble me. (FYI, her friend’s are still not convinced).

This new revelation was unfortunate, but I thought there was a chance that while he was giving a report in the middle of a storm, there was a chance a piece of debris could strike him. Please note, I did not want him dead, only permanently incapacitated.

And then, this weekend, it happened. I got a text message from a friend who said the weatherman me was just joined a Los Angeles news team. I went online, and sure enough, he’s on the CBS affiliate here. My heart sank. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to anyone.

I thank God that no one under 60 watches local news. But LA is market #2 behind NYC and a national gig could be around the corner. I have to stop him as soon as possible. Since we have the same name, I’ve been thinking about trying to steal his identity and wipe him out financially, but it seems like a lot of work. Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thoughts on the bachelor party.

The current myth of the bachelor party goes as follows:

Some time before the wedding the groom is kidnapped by his close buddies for a night of debauchery. By the end of the night the groom will have quenched his thirst for a life no longer available. The whole point, i.e. the ritual, is to give the groom a final taste of excess before he is whisked away to the other side of society - married life.

I think most people would agree with this general thought, and I think they are wrong.

Before I explain why, first let's describe the utilitarian purpose of the bachelor party - to unite the various elements of the wedding party. The groom's friends are from all walks of life - high school, college, work. Many often traveling from different locations, and they have, at the bachelor party, an opportunity to meet and bond. This temporary bond allows for a more jovial atmosphere at the reception.

With that out of the way, I must concede - during the bachelor party, the groom indulges in his vices one last time. Here's the truth though - in so doing, he comes to a secret realization - that he's not missing much.

He looks around at his friends, the single ones, and feels pity. For this is their idea of a good time, and he reflects on how sad a statement that is. While he, the groom, will soon return to spending nights with the woman he loves most. And this, I believe, is the more precise point of the ritual of the bachelor party, for the groom realizes he is not leaving a life he loves, but rather he's leaving a life that is no longer interesting. Secretly, he thinks, "I made the right choice."

Now before you think I've gone all softy. There's another aspect to the bachelor party - that of the married man. I've been to many bachelor parties now*, in all shapes and sizes, and I have not seen individuals more excited for this specific night than those who are married.

The reason is obvious - these men have experienced the ritual already, lived with that special woman for a few years, and now will donate their plasma for a night out without guilt. They don't regret the choice to marry of course, but they think with amazement, "how could I ever have judged this life boring!"

So it runs full circle. But I think it's important to note there's more going on to this ritual then just a bunch of dudes getting hammered near strippers. Of course the real loser in all this is the single guy, who gets a regular night out but has to spend a sh*tload more money.

*It's advised to never hire a hooker to do a stripper's job.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Red Socks vs. The Black Socks

Two links:

First a link from Engadget HD. In the HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray rivalry, Blu-ray fans are organizing a "Buy Blu-ray Day" on Amazon next week. Why? Because HD-DVD fans pulled a similar move this past week on the one-year anniversary of the format. HD-DVD rankings on Amazon skyrocketed, talks of a resurgent HD-DVD-format emerged, and Blu-ray fans were pissed.

Now check out this post from Mark Cuban from awhile back on Fanboy culture.

Take a step back from all this and it's fascinating. Take two steps back and it's astounding.

People these days are rooting for products and companies in the same way people have always rooted for players or sports teams. On the one hand it makes sense. Sports is a business, teams are a brand. Players could be viewed as mere commodities, especially when endorsements are included.

But on the other hand it doesn't make sense at all. The point of choosing a team in a sporting event is to involve oneself in the game. As soon as you choose a team, you now have something on the line, that is, you have something to lose - your team. There is melodrama in the question, "Will they win?" The closer the game - the more drama.

So maybe that's what this is all about? Fanboys join the competition, aka The Game, between businesses. They take a side - for the melodrama.

They are entertaining themselves over a battle of products whose sole purpose is to entertain.

The real winner in all of this? Jeff Bezos.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Most Annoying Tech Products

I think the Microsoft Office paper clip should have cracked the top 10. Link.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - Net at Nite

Net at Nite
18: Bunny Ears
Run Time: 1:07:15

Hosted by Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur, Net at Nite is a weekly podcast hosted in front of a live audience on This week’s topics included new websites, Jaiku, computer Easter eggs and an interview with Virb designer Tyson Rosage. Virb is a social networking site with a focus on multimedia... referred to as a myspace 2.0. Enjoy.

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.




To Buy? To Rent?

I just assumed it is always better to buy a house rather than rent one - regardless of any circumstances. According to this calculator, maybe not always.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - The Math Factor

The Math Factor
CG. Graham’s Number
Run Time: 11:25

Hosted by Kyle Kellams and Chaim Goodman-Strauss, The Math Factor is a weekly podcast delving into the world of mathematics and mathematical problems. This episode featured big numbers - really big numbers. Numbers like 7,625,597,484,987, which is 3 raised to third power three times (3^3^3^3). It could also be written as 3^^4. Seven trillion is a huge number, but not nearly as big as Graham’s number. Enjoy!

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Star Trek Convention, 'The Office' Style

Being someone who was born, raised (like most of otoh's bloggers), and still lives in Scranton. - This is weird, but pretty cool too.

Much better than the depiction King Pin gave of the city.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Podcast Picks of the Day - Science Friday

Science Friday
Changing Blood Groups
Run Time: 7:18

Hosted by Ira Flatow, Science Friday is a weekly podcast featuring the latest from the science and technology. This episode featured a breakthrough for blood donations. In recent experiments, scientists were able to turn blood types A, B and AB into type O, the universal donor blood type, by exposing the blood to enzymes found in certain bacteria. These enzymes are able to remove sugar molecules from the blood cell; the sugar molecules give the blood its group characteristics. The scientist predicted it could be ready for human use in about five years.

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Science Friday
New GM Volt Concept
Run Time: 9:35

This episode of Science Friday focused on a new concept car from GM called the GM Volt. It has some similar characteristics to its predecessor, the EV1. The Volt is a pure electric vehicle having an electric range of 40 miles. It has a small gas engine capable of using alternative fuels, which generate electricity to extend the 40-mile range off the pure electric charge. The GM Volt recharges via a standard 110-volt charge.

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

The EV1.

SonyStyle Drops 20GB PS3.

Along with many other US retailers. Not much of a surprise considering it was a $500 Blu-Ray player which came with the same video wires as my Nintendo 64 did in 1996. Oh, it also didn't have an HDMI output option either. Yikes.

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The Stu Osborn Show

Tonight I Tivo'd two episodes of "Thank God You're Here," which is like Improv-lite. One of the benefits of living in LA is you can always see top-flight improv groups, and the nature of TGYH, with its costumes, props, and sets, seems to limit the imagination of the performances.

That said I prefer it to no improv-on-TV at all, and at least it gives a platform to the many talented yet overlooked comedians around.

I'm skipping thru the commercials thinking, "How in the world do these networks make money thesedays?" Later... on cue, I'm flipping thru the TiVo guide on DirecTV and see "Microsoft presents The Stu Osborn Show."

It's a 3 minute episode (webisode?) with Michael Hitchcock and Fred Willard directed by Christopher Guest. That's automatic must-see for me.

I'm close to Microsoft's target audience - the business development-side of Microsoft - I say close because I do not make decisions regarding software. (MS's other divisions, like XBOX, had me pegged years ago.) But I know the handful of readers of this blog (and maybe the people clicking from China) are target demos. So someone from MS marketing is onto something here.

Hat tip to Christopher Guest & Crew for taking MS's money and running with it. I have no problem with sponsors, in fact I prefer it to silly commercials aimed at aging baby-boomers (snap!). I hope they do more.

From Stu Osborn's bio:

Stu Osborn is a journalist, raconteur, and Penny Farthing bicycle enthusiast as well as the host of the eponymous Stu Osborn Show, broadcast from the studios of KFQF, “The Beacon of Palmdale.”
And if you're like me and need a refresher on Penny Farthing bicycles click here.


Monday, April 9, 2007

Instant quote...

"Arrogance is in the subtext of one's assumptions."


Podcast Pick of the Day - NOVA PBS

Reprogramming Genes
Run Time: 3:51

NOVA PBS brings the latest from the world of science. This episode focused on epigenetics, which is the study of small chemical tags that attach themselves to genes. The genes are then turned on or off based on the nature of the tag. The pattern of tags, the epigenome, changes as we age. It’s thought lifestyle habits affect our epigenome, both good and bad. Recent breakthroughs in understanding epigenetics have come from treating patients with a specific type of leukemia. Half of those treated experienced complete remission of the disease, and twenty-five percent show improvement. Scientists warn this isn’t a “magic bullet” cure.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

RE: Barnes & Noble Meet The Writers: Anne Rice

Anne Rice: "Interview with the Vampire... was an attempt to go into the mind of a fantasy character, the vampire, and then make that character real to the audience completely by doing it in the first-person voice, and I felt, well, if you can do that with a cape-wearing vampire, that everybody knows is simply a construct... then take the figure of Jesus Christ, in whom you believe, go into his head right from his point of view, and see if you can't make him real..."

*shudder*... That is pretty scary... She claims she'll never write about vampires again, but instead will "write only for the Lord."

So each of her books from this point forward is going to be a commercial (I mean, "evangelism")? Fantastic.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - Barnes & Noble Meet The Writers

Barnes & Noble Meet The Writers
Anne Rice
Run Time: 13:43

Hosted by Steve Bertrand, Barnes and Noble Meet the Writers is a podcast featuring interviews of best selling authors. This episode featured Anne Rice, author of the well-known novel Interview With the Vampire. She discusses character creation, her re-establishment with church teachings, her long-time despair and how she overcame it, her decision to write about Christ rather than vampires, tourists stopping to see her outside her home in New Orleans, her decision to leave New Orleans after the death of her husband, her thoughts on Katrina’s aftermath, her son’s flourishing writing career and gay activism. Enjoy.

Bertrand is a highly effective interviewer. He asks poignant questions, and is excellent at following up an author’s answer with a related question. He keeps the interview moving, and always sounds comfortable during the interview. Next to Ira Glass, he's one of the best interviewers doing podcasts.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

For a complete list of Barnes & Noble Meet The Writers interviews, go here.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - This Week in Law

This Week in Law
TWiL 5: Blog Storm
Run Time: 1:05:24

Hosted by Denise Howell, This Week in Law discuses current legal issues in technology. Following up on yesterday’s podcast pick, this episode discussed the legal issues regarding the blog threats against Kathy Sierra, group blogging, trolling on the web, legislative internet regulation, trusted computing and April Fool's jokes in technology. Enjoy.

Special guest is novelist Cory Doctorow. He’s currently teaching at USC and is working on a novel regarding copyright law.

This episode can be found on iTunes and here.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Podcast Pick of the Day - Cranky Geeks

Cranky Geeks
Episode 58
Run Time: 30:38

Hosted by Marketwatch and PC Magazine columnist John C. Dvorak, Cranky Geeks is a weekly podcast discussing the latest tech news. In addition to the head crank, editorial director of Sebastian Rupley, the rectangular table includes Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Mark Ranalli, CEO of The discussion touches on SONY BMG making it a employee requirement to blog, death threats against a female U.K. blogger, models of user generated content and what can and cannot be trusted, the demise of print media, and different competing versions of Wikipedia.

In addition, Mark describes how Helium offers the chance of an author’s work being read based on the quality of the work. Authors compete by writing essays on the same topic, and the best essays share a portion of the revenue. The three factors going into the revenue stream are: the quality of the article, the sum of interest of the subject and the value to the sponsor.

Wales provides excellent insight into Wikipedia, which now boasts 1.75 million articles in English, and has articles in 125 languages. He admits one of the biggest problems facing Wikipedia is the live editing of articles.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Additonal Links.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Why we blog.

Well not us specifically here at OtohBotoh* but bloggers in general. A more appropriate title is "Why we should blog" or better "Why people read blogs."

The reason people read blogs is simple: to take a break from work. A majority of people work in an office in front of a computer, or at least it seems that way. People who work in front of a computer look for any excuse to not sit in front of said computer. They are looking for a distraction from a cold, simple truth : They are bored.

For most of my jobs, before the one I have one now for which I'm gratefully, um, grateful; the most exciting term lasted for approx. six months from the first day. It's not a coincidence that, as soon as the whispers of boredom settle in, the chime of "I need another cup of coffee" drowns it out. Caffeine addiction, I propose, is in direct ratio to the growth of office jobs.

Now, I know this is one of those obvious things that everybody knows.

The medium of blogging is directly suited to the task of distraction. Posts are short, generally shallow, and in text - which makes it very easy to conceal and perform the actions necessary for one to appear as if they are doing their job.

This task - to provide a moments break from the rigors of office life - is blogging's calling, specifically blogs about life. Sure the news junkies will make headlines (how could they not?), and all the niche blogs (sports, music, movies) will flourish. Vlogs will catch on and maybe turn into TV shows. But videos violate the concealment rule, except in more relaxed environments, and therefore I believe the simple text blog will reign supreme until people start working from somewhere other than an office.

Now get back to work.

*(Why bloggers blog is unanswerable and the exploration ultimately uninteresting. Bloggers tend to write about why they blog because they feel the need to justify their existence. As if, in America circa 2007, one still needs to justify their urge to express a thought. Unfortunately this topic is interesting to the blogger, but not to their audience. This is because the audience is not interested in one's selfish thoughts or introspections unless they are somehow connected to "making sense of the world" (which is the real reason people read, listen, watch each other.) Otherwise, the audience is taken on a voyeuristic journey into one's private thoughts without the vulgar and honest stuff, aka the good stuff. Consider how many writers besides Charlie Kaufman try to write about writers, and how often those stories fall flat.)

Podcast Picks of the Day - NPR: Story of the Day and NPR: World Story of the Day

NPR: Story of the Day
War on Drugs Hasn't Stemmed Flow Into U.S.
Run Time: 13:16

NPR: Story of the day delivers “the one thing NPR editors think you won’t want to miss.” NPR has embarked on a series of podcasts focusing on the U.S. war on drugs, the “Forgotten War” as they refer to it, and what accomplishments have been made since President Nixon declared dangerous drugs as public enemy number one. In 2004, thirty-one thousand people died of drug abuse. The NPR reporters follow federal drug enforcement agents surveying the Caribbean from a E3 turbo prop, talk to the former head of the DEA about drug trafficking, how killing drug cartel heads has made little difference, and how drugs are still relatively cheap now. Many interviews are conducted with drug experts, and many sides of how to win the war are presented.

This podcast can be found on iTunes.

NPR: World Story of the Day
Deep in the Columbian Jungle, Coca Still Thrives
Run Time: 8:36

NPR World Story of the day delivers intriguing stories from around the world. This week they’re focusing on the U.S. war on drugs. This podcast focused on the U.S. led funded involving crop dusters spraying a defoliant on the coca plants. The program is in its seventh year and has cost 5.4 billion. The major industrial sized coca fields have been destroyed, but smaller farms have formed, thus spreading the problem to other regions. Juan Forero reports from a small Columbian town at the epicenter of coca production.

This podcast can be found on iTunes and here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Theory goes...

"Management is not doing the job you've proven you could do, but taking responsibility for it nonetheless."

It's a work-in-progress.

Podcast Pick of the Day - NPR Business Story of the Day

NPR Business Story of the Day
Massachusetts Moves Toward Mandatory Health Coverage
Run Time: 6:22

NPR Business Story of the Day delivers a top selection from current business. Health Care reform is starting to shift on the state level. All Massachusetts residents are being told they must buy health insurance by 2009. If they do, everyone will receive the health care they need, and the cost will be shared. Small business owners, who must provide health coverage or pay a penalty for each employee, share their thoughts on the issue. If successful, the model could serve as a national health coverage model.

The podcast can be found on iTunes and on the NPR Business Story of the Day homepage found here:

Monday, April 2, 2007