"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
President Bush wants to give states millions of dollars as short-term help in paying for prescription drugs. Bush plans to work with Congress to revamp the health care system to include a prescription drug benefit. But many states have decided to skip the wait and come up with their own drug plans. A panel talks about the debate over how to pay for prescription drugs.
- James Frogue of the Heritage Foundation
- Richard Cauchi health policy specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures
- John Rother director of policy and strategy for AARP
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