WBUR’s Cognoscenti – Is The Prescription Drug Pipeline Too Slow?

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The latest installment in our partnership series with Cognoscenti explores whether or not we can speed up the drug to market timeline while maintaining rigorous safety standards.

WBUR’s Cognoscenti – To Stay At Home Or Not To Stay At Home: That Is The Long-Term Care Question

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Alice Bonner, of Northeastern University, and Robert J. Master, of the Commonwealth Care Alliance, look at how the long-term care landscape is changing — and what the future may hold.

WBUR’s Cognoscenti – Obamacare 101: Promise, Pitfalls And Predictions

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The scope, breadth and ambition of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — whether you like the law or not — is unique in American history. It is our only example of comprehensive health reform at the federal level and it’s already forcing fundamental, even revolutionary, transformations in health care access, quality and cost control across the nation.

WBUR’s Cognoscenti – Policy For A Healthy America: About The Series

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The U.S. has the best — and, in some ways, the worst — health care system in the industrialized world. We spend more than any other nation, yet millions of Americans lack access to decent, affordable health care…This fall, Cognoscenti teams up with the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University to bring you a series we’re calling “Policy for a Healthy America.”

The Time to Adapt is Now. Matthias Ruth and Douglas Foy Conclude Open Classroom Series on Climate Change

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Climate Change Series: Conclusion



Thu, May 02, 2013 | by Douglas Foy and Matthias Ruth



As we bring our series Climate Change. Challenges. Solutions. to a close, moderators Douglas Foy and Matthias Ruth offer their reflections on the mounting challenges presented by climate change, and the depth and breadth of the solutions that will be required in the coming years.


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