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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

Figuring out how the dream works

Dec 9, 2005
The Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount is preparing a bid for Dreamworks. Another movie giant, Universal, is already in talks with Dreamworks. Let the bidding war begin! From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.

Broadband is good for your health

Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

How to do Health Savings Accounts the right way

Dec 8, 2005
Commentator Henry Aaron looks at the debate over new high-deductible health insurance plans called Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Kids food advertising

Dec 7, 2005
A report from the government's Institute of Medicine finds foods marketed to kids tend to be high in calories and low in nutrition. But as Helen Palmer reports, healthier alternatives are hard to market.
Posted In: Health

Consumer Reports looks at drug side effects

Dec 7, 2005
The current issue of Consumer Reports magazine warns that consumers take popular medications without fully understanding their possible side effects. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

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