Because many artists are self-employed or work jobs that don't provide insurance, they often fall through the cracks when it comes to health care.
Kansas City, MO – Because many artists are self-employed or work jobs that don't provide insurance, they often fall through the cracks when it comes to health care. With the recent overhaul in the nation's health care system, by 2014, most Americans are required to have health insurance or face a fine. A national organization has a goal of insuring every artist, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.
When British chef Jamie Oliver took a road trip in search of quintessential American food, his biggest discovery was that there was no such thing. He visited American families to gather a diverse and delicious group of recipes that make up his new book, Jamie's America.
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Jamie's America: Easy Twists On Great American Classics, And More By Jamie Oliver Hardcover, 360 pages Hyperion List price: $37.50
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Missouri Health Department has launched a new initiative to curb asthma attacks among kids. Last year, the health problem accounted for more than 3,000 childhood hospitalizations in the city.
George Guidall has narrated more than 900 audio books, from old classics to the latest fiction. "I've often described myself as a literary hermit crab," he says. "I scuttle around the currents of literature and find a home in someone else's imagined truth."
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Growing up, George Guidall wasn't much of a reader. "I hear my mother keep telling me, even now, 'George you never pick up a book. You just don't read,'" he says.