Thursday, July 23, 2020 - News director Dave Thompson joins us a day early for this week’s news chat. ~~~ From the Conversations on Healthcare podcast, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Andy Slavitt. He’s the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is founder of United States of Care and Town Hall Ventures, two entities committed to advancing health coverage and health reform in the US through bipartisan coalitions. ~~~ Commentary from Mark Trahant, who makes the case for a Native American Vice President and suggests a few possibilities.~~~ Grain elevators dot the Midwest landscape. But as the technology for getting crops to market has evolved, agriculture has abandoned many of those old buildings. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer takes a look at some creative repurposing. ~~~ Sue Balcom discusses tomatoes on this week’s Main Street Eats.