Senators: No Public Option – KPFK Wed. 9/30

JOHN NICHOLS explains what’s next after the Senate Finance Committee deleted the public option from the health care bill the Senate will consider–despite the fact that the latest polls show 65% of the public in favor of a public option, which would allow people under 65 to buy into Medicare instead of private insurance.  John of course is Washington Correspondent for The Nation and writes “The Beat” blog at

The KPFK Fund Drive continues: Our featured premium today will be the great book LIES MY TEACHER TOLD  ME by James Loewen. He surveyed the 12 leading high school American history textbooks and found “an embarrassing blend of bland optimism, blind nationalism, and plain misinformation.”    We’ll also feature the audio book of this devastating and important critique of what’s wrong with high school history today.

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Special note for listeners to the KPFK fund drive: during the 4pm hour today we will NOT cure cancer.   If you have cancer, go to the doctor.
PS: The truth about 9-11: 19 guys flew 4 planes into 3 buildings and a field.   George Bush’s role: incompetence.