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The Business of Healthcare With Habanero: Those Dirty Rats at Aetna

By Habanero

So many people like to talk about what a disaster the ACA (aka ObamaCare) was, however, it seems that people forget a few key points.  First, it wasn’t implemented as designed.  There were many detrimental compromises included and many partisan roadblocks thrown up. 

And it seems that many people have also forgotten that the insurance companies are for-profit entities, responsible not to the ACA, not to their providers, not to patients.  They are beholden to their shareholders.  All the other stuff – laws to follow, people to satisfy, all come as side dishes to the primary objective – profit. 

Avant Garde Artist Tony Conrad’s Music and Films Explored on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tyler Hubby, the director of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday at 6 PM on the Sounds of Film on WUSB. For more information, visit: http://www.longisland.com/news/03-22-17/tony-conrad-tylyer-hubby-sounds-of-film.html

Noam Pikelny on Country Pocket

For Steve Martin, comedy and singing came first. Then he embarked on a career as an acclaimed banjoist. Though Noam Pikelny is very much still actively pursuing his interest in banjo playing, he’s also picking up on a few of Steve’s old tricks. Early in Winter 2016, I had the pleasure of seeing Pikelny on his first solo tour on what had to be the coldest and windiest night in recent memory. At the very least it was the most brutal that I’ve attempted a walk from a train station to a theater. There in Bayshore, Pikelny filled the space between songs, including many on this album, with standup comedy. There were memories of senility at the Opry and an idea for using the slide guitar to prevent suicide. The crowd, including myself, thought he was consistently hilarious. When I spoke to him for the March 20 episode of Country Pocket on WUSB, Pikelny had a different theory.

Antje Duvekot & Natalia Zukerman in WUSB's Sunday Street Series

Sunday, April 2nd at 5 P.M.

A co-bill of two outstanding singer/songwriters with unique voices.

Antje Duvekot has achieved recognition for her songs with awards from the Boston music scene and the Kerrville Folk Festival, leading to appearances at The Newport and Philadelphia Folk Festivala. Her latest a;bum, Toward The Thunder, draws upon the talent of folk luminaries like Richard Shindell and Anais Mitchell to showcase her unforgettable voice and beautifully-crafted songs. (www.antjeduvekot.com)