Monday, August 23, 2010

The facts about Triple-E & the changing media landscape on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on 'This Week in Business,' Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss the facts about the Triple-E threat and how employers can prepare. He talks about his reactions to the state's management of the H1N1 epidemic, and a program called Mass in Motion that is focused on giving employers the tools they need to keep their workforce healthy and lower health care costs.

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In the Briefing Room, Dan Kennedy, a professor of journalism at Northeastern University, and Steve Safran, editor of Lost Remote, discuss the changing media landscape. They talk about the Worcester T&G beginning to charge for some online content, and a recent Comcast survey indicating that 70% of Bostonians watch primetime TV on DVR. What are the implications for the newspaper and TV industries?

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On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe discusses a recent jump in Massachusetts' private sector jobs, what a year without Senator Ted Kennedy has meant for Massachusetts and for DC, and the buzz around President Obama's vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

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