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Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On October 9, 2013 @ 12:48 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Here is your slightly tardy Wednesday edition of Lunch Links and no, they don’t all have to do with Tuesday’s unusual hearing at the Legislative Building that featured state lawmakers of both parties asking tough questions of embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos, but here are few stories not to miss in addition to Sarah Ovaska’s roundup  this morning.
WRAL , the News & Observer , and the Associated Press  also had fairly comprehensive coverage of the day’s events, and WFAE in Charlotte  and WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill  covered things for the radio world. WRAL had an interesting story about public records  and DHHS in light of a terrific investigative piece  published Tuesday by Rose Hoban with N.C. Health News about the department’s repsonse to a Medicaid audit.
The N.C. League of Conservation Voters released its 2013 Legislative Scorecard today  with a record number of state lawmakers earning a zero. Sure does make you proud, doesn’t it?
Also in non-Wos news, the absurd hostage crisis in Washington continues, or as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman calls it this morning, the U.S. Fringe Festival. 
If you didn’t see Frontline’s disturbing documentary  last night about brain injuries and the NFL, it is definitely worth your time.
And finally, John Lennon would have been 73 today. Imagine what he would singing if he were still around. Imagine indeed.
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 Sarah Ovaska’s roundup: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/10/09/dhhs-hearing-leaves-lawmakers-frustrated/
 WRAL: http://www.wral.com/wos-faces-grilling-about-salary-medicaid-reform/12974442/
 News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/08/3265489/dhhs-meeting-with-legislators.html
 Associated Press: http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/lawmakers-want-quicker-fix-nc-medicaid-billing-2187189
 WFAE in Charlotte: http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-press-wos-medicaid-payments-food-stamp-delays-pay-politically-connected-staffers
 WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill: http://wunc.org/post/state-lawmakers-grill-health-and-human-services-secretary-aldona-wos
 interesting story about public records: http://www.wral.com/wos-records-requests-are-impactful-/12974591/
 terrific investigative piece: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2013/10/08/mccrory-administration-officials-suppressed-medicaid-data/
 Gary Pearce over at Talking About Politics: http://talkingaboutpolitics.com/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ArticleView/mid/364/articleId/3815/Doctor-My-Eyes.aspx
 right here on the Pulse: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/09/a-reality-check-for-nc-dhhs-secretary-aldona-wos/
 2013 Legislative Scorecard today: http://nclcv.org/news/releases/nc_legislators_conservation_scores_2013/
 U.S. Fringe Festival. : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/opinion/friedman-us-fringe-festival.html?hp&_r=0
 disturbing documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY0COX0gcyw
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