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Exchanges
6:07 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Healthcare Exchanges Go Into Effect Today

The online exchanges portion of the Affordable Care Act went into effect today.
Credit Tax Credits

A key part of the federal Affordable Care Act went into effect today, as people can begin to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges.

Mark Hall is a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. He's studied health insurance markets and policy for 20 years and in 2010 was tapped to help develop part of what's become known as Obamacare. In this discussion with WFDD's Audrey Fannin, Hall describes his role in in the policy development and what people should expect when they begin looking into the online marketplace for health insurance.

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Global Warming
7:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Is Climate Change the Global Challenge for Our Generation?

Miles Silman and Justin Catanoso at the southern-most entrance to Manu National Park at an elevation of 13,000 feet. It was taken before they loaded up their packs and headed down into the Amazon basin.
Credit Ken Feeley

Every few generations, a challenge arises for leaders around the world.  In the final part of our series on climate change, Wake Forest biology professor, Miles Silman, and journalism program director, Justin Catanoso, discuss their recent research trip to Peru with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Funding for this series on climate change was made possible in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC. 

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Global Warming
7:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Climate Scientists Offer Ways Global Warming Can Be Controlled

Peruvian PhD biology students, who all assist Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman in his climate-change research in the Amazon basin, prepare to go into the field. From left: Richard Tito, William Farfan Rios and Alex Nina.
Justin Catanoso

Climate scientists paint a grim picture of life on earth in just a few generations given the steady march of global warming. Melting ice caps, rising sea levels and dying tropical forests are a part of that scene. What can be done to slow things down or turn them around? 

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Climate Change
7:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Tropical Scientists Fear Climate Change Will Cause Loss of Species in Amazon Rainforest

After three days of hiking mostly through dense jungle, we are rewarded with a vista of the Kosnipata Valley in Manu National Park in southern Peru.
Justin Catanoso

The impact of global warming on the Arctic poles is well documented and easy to see.  But scientists are just now beginning to understand the impact of rising temperatures on tropical forests around the equator. 

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Climate Change
7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Biologists Studying Climate Change in Peru Discover Trees on the Move

Wake Forest biology Professor Miles Silman, co-founder of the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group, hiking downslope through Manu National Park in southern Peru.
Justin Catanoso

  Manu National Park in southern Peru is known as the most biologically diverse place on earth. It’s also a perfect laboratory for scientists to study the impact of global warming on tropical forests. 

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