Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on August 2, 2011

The Senate has passed the bill to raise the debt limit that the House approved yesterday. President Obama will comment soon, and is expected to sign it before sundown. The bipartisan legislation promises more than $2 trillion of budget cuts over the next decade. How does this deal affect you?

Museum Plaza isn’t going to happen. So what’s next? We’ll have an in-depth report.

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that home births increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008. Some women are making the choice of home birth because they want more control – but others are moved by the growing costs of hospital birth. We’ll talk about it.

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