Skip Navigation
Regional News
Donna Hynes, an official New York state health insurance exchange "navigator," says many people are on her waiting list for appointments for help shopping for plans. Photo: Joanna Richards
Donna Hynes, an official New York state health insurance exchange "navigator," says many people are on her waiting list for appointments for help shopping for plans. Photo: Joanna Richards

The Eight O'clock Hour, 10/8/13

Listen to this story
In the second part of our week-long series, Warm Water, we hear about what lean meals for fish mean for the people who catch them. Darrel Aubertine steps down from New York's top agriculture post. Joanna Richards has profiles of both private health insurance brokers, and public health exchange "navigators", both of whom are struggling to help consumers sign up for plans. A coalition of North Country political and business leaders is stepping forward to support a ballot measure that would expand casino gambling in NY state. One of the key demands from Republicans is that part of the Affordable Care Act - a medical device tax that would fund health care reform - is removed. Joel Eckberg of the Cook Group says this could wipe out small medical device companies. Todd Moe speaks with Richard Hayes Phillips, a Canton writer who stumbled on the names of thousands of children kidnapped and sold into slavery in Colonial America. And in 2003, Todd met the students who ring the bells at the top of Gunnison Chapel. We rebroadcast that story in the wake of the recent fire that burned the spire.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.