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The Job Files: Songwriter

Nov 25, 2005
This installment of the Job Files profiles country music songwriter John Stone.

Goodbye discount cards

Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
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The diabetes effect

Nov 24, 2005
Diabetes not only impacts the health of millions of Americans, it's also taking a toll on the local economies where it's most prevalent. Andrea Gardner explains.
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Bird flu prevention

Nov 22, 2005
Commentator Natasha Loder argues more money needs to be spent to prevent a possible bird flu pandemic at its source.
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"You'll shoot your eye out, Ralphie."

Nov 22, 2005
US PIRG releases its 20th annual survey on toy safety today. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Shhhhhhhhhh

Nov 22, 2005
New research excessive noise is bad for both hospital workers and patients. Helen Palmer reports.
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Birdylicious!

Nov 21, 2005
Sandra Tsing-Loh explains her experiences writing hip, punchy dialogue for a chicken.

Toronto, SARS, and bird flu

Nov 21, 2005
Canada learned from its experience with SARS... Lessons that could help the US decide how to spend billions to prevent a bird flu epidemic. From Toronto, Steve McNally reports.
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GM makes predicted job cuts

Nov 21, 2005
This morning, GM's CEO Rick Wagoner offered up what he called some "tough medicine:" the car maker will cut 30,000 manufacturing jobs and close nine North American plants by 2008. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
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Bob Dylan poems on the auction block

Nov 21, 2005
Handwritten poems written by Sixties balladeer Bob Dylan are expected fetch as much as $80,000 today in an auction of rock memorabilia. Jeff Tyler has more.

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