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Mar. 26, 2012

On Monday's show we discuss changing careers and changes coming to one of the biggest benefits to being employed in the U. S.: health care.

Listen to the first hour of the show

 

Career Switch: If you’ve been tossed from a job because of the recession, or outsourcing…or you simply needed a career shift for your mental or financial well-being, this is the conversation for you.  How do you get back on the horse, when it’s a different horse? What are some keys to a successful career switch? We talk with the president of a local program that helps the unemployed jump into new careers, and a career coach who counsels employees making the switch.

3 @ 3 Panel: Mara Shalhoup (Editor of the Chicago Reader) & Kathy Chaney (Managing Editor of the Chicago Defender) talk about three big stories of the moment.

Listen to the second hour of the show

 

Architecture: WBEZ architecture blogger Lee Bey looks for remnants of a bygone era on the grounds of Chicago’s old Union Stockyards.

Jonathan Gruber: The Affordable Care Act, known more widely as Obamacare (or Obomneycare) has been praised as the next step to better health care for all or vilified as the first step in the systematic destruction of American ‘freedom’.  But what’s actually in the law?  One of the key authors is MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, and he joins us on the day the U.S. Supreme Court hears first arguments on parts of the law’s constitutionality. 

Anup Milani: Piggybacking on the above…As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the nation's new health care laws, we'll break down the issues before the court and the possible outcomes with Anup Milani, professor of law and medicine at the University of Chicago and a former clerk to retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra O'Connor.