Japan's prime minister urges Congress to support the TPP trade pact. Saudi Arabia's king redraws the line of succession. And the death count in Nepal's earthquake surpasses 6,000. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Recent research suggests a correlation between moderate levels of lead in the blood of children and violent behavior in adulthood. This is among the new findings that are making scientists concerned that the "safe" level of lead in a child’s bloodstream may be significantly lower than previously believed. A panel talks about new research and what we know about the effects of lead in humans.
- Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta professor and chair of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester
- Dr. Gray Goldstein Kennedy-Krieger Institute
- Rick Nevin economic consultant
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