What does the American public say about the role of NASA?

    Monday marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. A singular moment in civilization that nonetheless is a cause for controversy. So, do Americans the benefits of NASA’s Apollo missions outweigh the costs? Dave and Frank have the numbers and discuss what the American public has to say in this week’s “What Are We Thinking.?”

    Monday marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. A singular moment in civilization that nonetheless is a cause for controversy. So, do Americans the benefits of NASA’s Apollo missions outweigh the costs? Dave and Frank have the numbers and discuss what the American public has to say in this week’s What Are We Thinking.?

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    Topics:
    – Monday marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Ever since JFK announced his intention that the U.S send a man to the moon in May,1961, there has been controversy about whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs. What does the American public say about the role and costs of NASA?

    – Both House and Senate working furiously this week on health care reform legislation. Are Americans all that interested in Congress tackling a health care reform plan this year?

    – One big choice of health care reform priorities: pushing to see that everyone has healthcare versus trying to lower health care costs. Which is more important to Americans?

    – An update on American attitudes towards the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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