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Healthcare reform is finally headed toward the floors of the House and the Senate, presuming Democratic leaders can cobble together five different proposals. Can they do it by next week? What are the likely issues once debate finally gets under way?  Also, NASA gets ready for its Moon crash mission, and in New Orleans, floating houses will provide protection from the next Katrina. 

Banner image: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (2nd L) talk to members of the media outside the West Wing after meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House September 8, 2009. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Producers:
Gary Scott
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Congress Lurches toward Healthcare Reform 36 MIN, 40 SEC

President Obama says healthcare reform is "closer than ever," conceding what everybody knows, that there's still "a long way to go." There remain five different versions of the biggest government undertaking in 44 years, three in the House and two in the Senate. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi must reconcile their respective committee reports to produce massive bills, hundreds of pages long, for debate and amendment. What's common to all five proposals and what are the major differences?  What about coverage, cost, affordability and the "public option?"

Guests:
Jonathan Cohn, New Republic (@CitizenCohn)
Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution (@BrookingsInst)
Emily Friedman, independent health policy and ethics analyst
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View (@asymmetricinfo)

Reporter's Notebook A Floating House for New Orleans 6 MIN, 23 SEC

When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans four years ago, the Ninth Ward was virtually wiped away. Despite new dikes and levees, few people doubt there will be more flooding to come. Today a new kind of house was unveiled in the Ninth Ward as a hedge against an uncertain future. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, known for buildings that are monumental in scale, has designed a house that can be mass produced, affordable. It also floats!

Guests:
Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects

Making News NASA Readies for Moon Crash Mission 7 MIN, 30 SEC

This coming Friday, a cosmic collision as NASA plans to crash two space vehicles into the Moon. It's all part of the continuing search for water.  Richard Kerr is senior writer for Science magazine.

Guests:
Richard Kerr, Senior Writer, Science magazine

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