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Willing, not ready for flu outbreak

Oct 26, 2006
A Harvard University poll found that most Americans would stay home during a bird flu pandemic — and take a huge financial hit. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to professor Robert Blendon about the study.
Posted In: Health

Missouri tries to cure its Medicaid mess

Oct 26, 2006
Last year, Missouri went from being one of the best states for insuring its citizens to one of the worst. So it's scrapping its Medicaid system and starting over, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

Lung cancer screenings worth it after all?

Oct 26, 2006
Promising results from a new study on lung cancer screening could be a boost for companies that make CT scanners. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Don't vote for 'Death of a President'

Oct 25, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich takes issue with the fictionalized account of the assassination of President Bush in the film opening this weekend. He says theatergoers should send a message to movie houses — by staying home.
Posted In: Entertainment

Guilty of backdating

Oct 25, 2006
Federal investigators got their first guilty plea in the stock options backdating scandal. The outcome could give executives at the other 140 companies involved even more to worry about. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Predicting better cancer treatments

Oct 23, 2006
A new test appears to be 80% accurate in predicting which drugs would be most effective in treating a particular patient's cancer. Is it the next big breakthrough? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Giving away a fortune

Oct 23, 2006
Andrew Carnegie spent half a lifetime amassing great wealth, and the other half trying to give it away. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with author David Nasaw about his biography of the famed businessman and philanthropist.
Posted In: Books

Skilling sentence comes down today

Oct 23, 2006
Former Enron CEO Jeffry Skilling faces at least 20 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse when he is sentenced today for fraud and conspiracy. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime

Happy birthday iPod

Oct 23, 2006
Apple's iPod is turning five. Will the next five years be a similar rocket ride for the ubiquitous music player? Janet Babin takes a look.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Keeping biotech in California

Oct 23, 2006
A new study shows California is the center of the global biotech industry, but the Golden State can't take that designation for granted, Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

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