On This Show: Stuart Karten, Obamacare and a Golden Era for Medical Device Design?; Alexander Calder, An Architect’s Artist

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Makers of “medical devices” have attacked Obamacare because they don’t like the tax it imposes. Not Stuart Karten. The LA-based designer of stylish hearing aids, handheld EKG monitors and health data gathering patches says the Affordable Care Act has launched a golden era for medical device design. He explains the creative impact of a much-criticized policy and shares some of the mind-bending products that are changing our relationship to our health. Also on the show, Lisa Napoli and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, of KCRW’s Art Talk, discuss LACMA’s new Alexander Calder show and why designers and architects love his work.