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Morning hawk show

Dec 14, 2005
A new morning TV show in Minneapolis blurs the boundaries between advertising and entertainment. From Minnesota Public Radio, Marisa Helms has the story.

Health plan shopping

Dec 14, 2005
It's the end of the year and many of us are shopping for a new health plan. Consumer Advocate Jamie Court warns us that we better read the fine print.
Posted In: Health

The 'kraut that cures?

Dec 14, 2005
News that sauerkraut could help treat avian flu has given new life to an old side dish. Brian Bull of Wisconsin Public Radio has more.
Posted In: Health

Mapping cancer

Dec 13, 2005
Scientists have decoded the human genome, the chimp genome, and the cow and the yeast and the rat and the dog genome. Today the National Institutes of Health launched a new project, to map the cancer genome. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health, Science

Mercky waters

Dec 12, 2005
The first federal lawsuit over Merck's painkiller Vioxx has ended in a mistrial. Helen Palmer looked into what a mistrial means for the 7,000 pending Vioxx cases.
Posted In: Health

Shining the spotlight on hedcuts

Dec 12, 2005
The Wall Street Journal doesn't put photos on its front page; instead, it uses sketches known as "hedcuts." Now the Smithsonian has a special exhibit on hedcuts, and host Kai Ryssdal spoke to curator Anne Goodyear about it.

Off Ramping

Dec 10, 2005
Many moms have taken a detour from the fast track to stay home with their kids. But what happens when they want to merge back into their career? Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

The Gospel of Prosperity

Dec 9, 2005
Today, crowds will pack theatres to watch Disney's "Narnia Chronicles" and marvel at the dazzling special effects. The real marvel, says writer/commentator Adrian Wooldridge, is the reconciliation between Disney and Christian America.

Prescription drug plan

Dec 9, 2005
Roughly half of eligible seniors may not sign up for the government's new prescription drug program. Helen Palmer explains.
Posted In: Health

What to do with Afghanistan's opium

Dec 9, 2005
Commentator Maia Szalavitz argues Afghanistan's opium crop should be turned into legal pain medication.
Posted In: Health

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