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News Roundup - Hour 1

February 12, 2010

A new poll shows Americans increasingly dissatisfied and angry with the federal government, the Northeast digs out from record snowfall, and the Fed hints at raising interest rates. The stories behind the news of the week. A panel of...

Taking on Childhood Obesity

February 11, 2010

One out of three American children is overweight or obese. Details of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative to improve the way American children eat and play.

Haiti Three Weeks After the Earthquake

February 3, 2010

Ten American missionaries are accused of trying to kidnap children orphaned by the earthquake in Haiti. The U.S. military resumes medical evacuations of quake victims. Haiti three weeks after the earthquake.

Implications of a Global Black Market for Botox

January 27, 2010

One of the world's deadliest poisons is the key ingredient in the popular anti-aging drug, Botox. The emerging global black market for Botox and growing concerns the toxin in the drug could be used in a bioterrorism attack.

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: "Slow Death by Rubber Duck" (Rebroadcast)

January 24, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

Environmental Outlook: Chemicals in Everyday Foods and Products

January 20, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

The Ongoing Controversy Over Mountaintop Coal Mining

The Ongoing Controversy Over Mountaintop Coal Mining

January 7, 2010

The Obama administration sends mixed signals on mountaintop coal mining. After putting dozens of proposed projects on hold, the EPA has endorsed an operation in West Virginia. Ongoing controversy over mountaintop coal mining.

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

January 6, 2010

A surgeon and renowned medical writer looks at how a simple checklist can save lives. He says it can help doctors and nurses professionals deal with increasingly complex technology and reduce human error.

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2009

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

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