FORA.tv Speaker - Jonathan Cohn

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Biography

Jonathan Cohn is nationally-recognized journalist covering domestic policy and politics for The New Republic, with a particular emphasis on health care, social welfare, and labor. The author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price, Cohn has been acknowledged as “one of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy” by the Washington Post and “one of the best health care writers out there” by the New York Times. He is a recipient of the Sidney Hillman and Harry Chapin media awards, and has been a finalist for Robert F. Kennedy and Helen Bernstein Book Awards, as well as the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Presently a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Cohn has also been a senior fellow with Demos, a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation, and a Griffith Leadership fellow at the University of Michigan. Cohn grew up in South Florida, where he became a devoted fan of the Miami Dolphins, and graduated from Harvard University, where he became a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox. But his biggest devotion is to his wife and two children, with whom he lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

6 Programs

The Climate Movement's New Local Center of Gravity

12.12.13 | 00:46:42 min | 0 comments

Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

09.19.13 | 01:31:52 min | 0 comments

Rising Urgency: The Political Culture of Climate Change

06.19.13 | 02:06:19 min | 0 comments

'The Robot Will See You Now': The New Healthcare Frontier

05.01.13 | 00:40:10 min | 0 comments

Boumediene v. Bush and Rights of Detainees

12.12.07 | 01:22:01 min | 1 comment

The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis

04.19.07 | 01:14:53 min | 1 comment