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MPR broadcasts St. Olaf forum on U.S. health care system


(Left to right) Institute for Freedom and Community Director Edmund Santurri (moderator), Joan Tronto of the University of Minnesota, and David Craig of Indiana University-Purdue University during the April 19 forum on campus.

Minnesota Public Radio will air the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s recent forum featuring two leading scholars of health care policy and ethics, Joan Tronto and David Craig, on May 3.

The “MPR News Presents” program will broadcast the lecture, titled What Kind of Health Care System Should the U. S. Adopt?, at noon and 9 p.m.

Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.

Craig is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the author of Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy.

Tronto is a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota and the author of Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice.

The Institute for Freedom and Community held the discussion between the two scholars, moderated by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, April 19 in front of a packed auditorium on the St. Olaf campus.

The event was part of the Institute for Freedom and Community’s spring series on “Freedom, Community, and Health Care.”