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Surprises at the box office

Jun 16, 2006
Daily Variety editor Stuart Levine and host Mark Austin Thomas discuss the unexpected popularity of Al Gore's global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and the unprecedented 7-day opening "weekend" for Superman.

Redefining juvenile obesity

Jun 16, 2006
The AMA has changed the criteria for juvenile obesity, expanding the number of children deemed overweight. A report out today says the move largely benefits drug companies and humiliates kids. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Health

Doctor shortage on the horizon

Jun 15, 2006
A new report says the number of doctors graduating from medical school is not keeping pace with the health care needs of US patients. Why aren't people getting their MDs? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Our long legacy of slackers

Jun 14, 2006
Tom Lutz talks to host Kai Ryssdal about his new book on the history of slackers in America. You know, like Benjamin Franklin.

Wedding feasts outlawed in Pakistan

Jun 14, 2006
Big, costly weddings are all the rage in Pakistan. So much so that the government dusted off an old law to crack down on the new extravagance it sees as a social problem. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

AMA wants to slash sodium levels

Jun 14, 2006
The American Medical Association yesterday urged restaurants and food manufactures to cut their use of salt in half to help prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Closet crafters cash in on clutter

Jun 13, 2006
The housing boom is slowing across the country, but there is one home market that's still expanding — the closet. Intrepid reporter Cash Peters went on a tour of the oversized closet.

'Reelz' movie previews

Jun 13, 2006
You know all those previews for upcoming films they play at the movies? A new cable channel aims to serve the same function 24 hours a day. But will anyone watch? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Backing team Mexico

Jun 12, 2006
Many Americans are almost defiantly indifferent to the World Cup, leaving companies to aim their soccer marketing at fans of non-US teams. No. 1 on the list: Mexico. Nate DiMeo has the story.
Posted In: Sports

Unapproved drugs, by prescription

Jun 9, 2006
Did you know that there are hundreds of unapproved prescription drugs on the market? Some pose a health threat. So now the Food and Drug Administration is cracking down. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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