KUSP’s coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Affordable Care Act cases will continue throughout the day today.
NPR’s special coverage of President Obama’s statement about the decision, and analysis of the decision itself, aired at 9:00. A special extended edition of Your Call with Rose Aguilar runs from 10:00 until 12 noon — the second hour is focusing on the impact of the decision in our area.
We will join the Diane Rehm Show at noon – this hour of programming will feature national reaction; guests include Jeffrey Rosen of the George Washington University School of Law, Susan Dentzer of the PBS NewsHour, and Susan Page of USA Today. This program is recorded, unlike most of today’s coverage, so the story may move forward in the time between the recording and the time you hear it on KUSP.
Live coverage returns with News Hour from the BBC at 1:00 PM — which will undoubtedly include other news too. We will stay live at 2:00, pre-empting today’s broadcast of The Story with Dick Gordon for an early start to All Things Considered from NPR News.
Our regular schedule resumes at 3:00 with Marketplace, followed by All Things Considered, and continues through 6:00. At six we will broadcast a wrap-up program of all the day’s events from NPR News, hosted by Jennifer Ludden. Musica della Sera brings us back to regular programming tonight at 7:00.
One of the things that informed our scheduling today was the fact that many of our daytime programs are normally delayed a few hours for the west coast, and the timing of the news and reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision was especially problematic for a couple of programs. Democracy Now, for example, was produced today before the decision was announced, but would have aired on KUSP afterwards. Fresh Air and The Story have even longer lead times, and we felt the various other sources we could draw upon would be more relevant than the regular programs we were offered today.
Finally, I hope you’ll visit our special kusp.org page on the future of health care in light of today’s news. Our digital news team is seeking out the most useful coverage from across the whole spectrum of our news sources. I think it’s adding some real insight to this very complex story…