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For immediate release
June 22, 2000
Jessamyn Sarmiento
202-414-2300
jsarmiento@npr.org

National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation with WBUR 90.9 FM Broadcasts Live From Boston University School of Management

On June 29th, Talk of the Nation host Juan Williams and a distinguished panel will be talking live with Boston citizens and callers from around the country to discuss America's health care crisis and the mainstreaming of alternative medicine The broadcast is open to the public. For reservations or more information, the general public should call 1-888-899-9287. For those who are unable to attend, the broadcast will air live on NPR member station WBUR 90.9 FM and WBUR 1240 AM West Yarmouth from 2 PM to 4PM; others may call-in and join the discussion at 1-800-989-TALK.

The first hour of the broadcast will include a discussion about America's health care crisis and how a new "health care constitution" in Massachusetts may serve as a template for what could happen elsewhere. In the second hour, the focus moves to the millions of Americans that are seeking health care outside the traditional doctor's office and the alternative methods that are starting to gain respect from the medical community.

NPR's midday call-in program Talk of the Nation is traveling to cities and towns across America for monthly radio "town hall" meetings before live audiences. These meetings will occur in conjunction with programming on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Entitled The Changing Face of America, the program series is supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Talk of the Nation can be heard in Boston on WBUR 90.9 FM from 2 PM to 4PM Monday through Thursday.

WHO:   Juan Williams, host of Talk of the Nation
Guest panelists and live audience

WHEN:   Thursday, June 29, 2000
2:00pm to 4:00p.m. EST

WHERE:   Boston University School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Boston, MA


CALL:  Members of the general public call 1-888-899-9287 for reservations To join the discussion call 1-800-989-TALK

Media are invited to a reception hosted by WBUR 90.9 FM featuring Kevin Klose, president & CEO of NPR and Juan Williams, host of Talk of the Nation, immediately following the live broadcast.