Philip Howard, Common Good, Founder discuss President Obama’s $250 million budget request for grants to states to help them modify their medical malpractice laws. Part of the grants could be used to establish “health courts” in which judges with special training would handle health care disputes.
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Host & Author, “Breaking the Sound Barrier” discusses the movement toward democracy in the Middle East, ranging from Tunisia, to Egypt, Libya, and Bahrain, as well as the opposition and response to the uprisings.
Various Reporters on state budget battles over unions and state spending. Reporters include: Dennis Cauchon, USA Today, Reporter; Dan Simmons, Wisconsin State Journal, Jim Siegel, Columbus (OH) Dispatch, Statehouse Reporter; Jarrett Renshaw, The Star Ledger (NJ), Statehouse Reporter.