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October 01, 2007

Insuring One Child

Insuring One Child

President Bush has said he will veto plans to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). His announcement comes at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau says more than 8 million children go without health insurance in America.

Ann Nicholson lives in Florida, where she says she struggled to afford health insurance for her 12-year-old son, Tyler. Ann says Florida's limited KidCare Medicaid system gave her no option but to send Tyler to live with relatives in Georgia, where she found more affordable medical care for his blood disorder.

Dick Gordon talks to Ann about her climb through the health care hoops and how her decision to fight the Florida Medicaid system is fracturing her family.

Painting By Intuition

The first time Dean Nimmer went to teach abstract art in China, he had to change what he called it. Before his first seminar, professors from China's Central Academy of Art wrote Dean to tell him there was no equivalent word in Chinese for "abstract art," and suggested he use the expression "intuition painting" instead.

Dean talks with Dick about what it was like to teach art in a communist system where students prize similarity. Through concrete workshops like painting blindfolded, Dean made a connection with his Chinese students and learned that "intuition painting" is a better description of what he teaches.


Blue Little Flower (Chinese Traditional)by The Silk Road Ensemble & Yo-Yo Ma for the album Silk Road Journeys - When Strangers Meet; Oasis by Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble for the album Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

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