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President Obama’s First Speech to Congress: The Morning After

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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President Obama’s First Speech to Congress: The Morning After President Obama's first address to a joint session of congress has been billed as a sober assessment of where we are and the challenges we face - but with signs of hope. The new President sets a course for fiscal discipline even as his administration borrows hundreds of billions of dollars. Wednesday on The Sound of Ideas, we’ll discuss his plans for closing the nation's deficit and holding down health care costs. It's a morning after breakdown of the President's prime-time address. Join guest host Tamara Keith, a Washington reporter, and tell us if you feel inspired or gloomy, beginning at 9 on 90.3.


Economy, Government/Politics, Health, Other, Community/Human Interest, Energy


Kevin Jacques, Boynton D. Murch Chair in Finance, Baldwin-Wallace College
Thomas Campanella, Director, Health Care MBA, Baldwin-Wallace College
David Cohen, Associate Professor of Political Science Fellow, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron

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NPR's Political Junkie Web Chat Setting Up Obama's Speech To Congress

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