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Getting Healthcare Right, An At Home Guide to SXSW, Children's Literature

March 9, 201746 min
Coming up on today's show: Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid was expanded to provide healthcare to low income families. Some 32 states expanded Medicaid, including Arkansas, a state led by Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson. Gov. Hutchinson explains how people in Arkansas will be effected under the new GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest on the healthcare negotiations on Capitol Hill.  An investigation into the January 29th raid on the Yemeni village of Ghayil reveals a different version of events from what U.S. officials described. Iona Craig, a journalist reporting for The Intercept, explains.  On Friday, South Korea decided to remove suspended President Park Geun-hye from office amid bribery allegations that involve Samsung. Matt Stiles, a special correspondent for the LA Times based in Seoul, has the details.  2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for horror films. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, explains how our historical anxieties have been represented in the horror films we love to fear. Melissa Locker, culture reporter for TIME, The Guardian and The Takeaway, previews some of the musical and stand up comedy acts worth checking out at SXSW in Austin in the coming week. For those who can't make it to the festival, there are also several ways to watch from home. Children's book publishers have done a relatively good job championing diverse voices in recent years. Javaka Steptoe, artist, illustrator, and author of this year’s Caldecott Medal-winning book, “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” discusses the evolution of children's literature. 

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