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Mad cow testing scaled back

Jul 20, 2006
The Department of Agriculture isn't too worried about mad cow disease. It's sharply cutting the number of cattle it tests. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

No charges against Bonds, just doubts

Jul 20, 2006
Federal prosecutors announced today they won't indict major leaguer Barry Bonds for perjury or tax evasion. But, business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse tells Kai Ryssdal, the story isn't about taxes. It's about steroids.
Posted In: Sports

Gates' campaign against AIDS

Jul 20, 2006
Bill and Melinda Gates are committing $187 billion toward finding an AIDS vaccine. Janet Babin looks at past efforts to find a vaccine and how the new push will likely differ.
Posted In: Health

Scaling back mad cow inspections

Jul 20, 2006
The US Department of Agriculture is expected to announce today that it's scaling back inspections of American cattle for signs of mad cow disease. Some cattlemen think that's a mistake, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Regulating Hollywood's sex scenes

Jul 20, 2006
New requirements for TV and movie studios could be on the way. Today the Senate considers a bill that would require Hollywood to keep record of ages of the actors in all those steamy sex scenes. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

World music market

Jul 20, 2006
Host Cheryl Glaser talks to record producer Nick Gold about his latest album — the last with African blues guitarist Ali Farka Toure — and the business of bringing World Music to the world.

Immigrants, uninsured not flooding ERs

Jul 18, 2006
A new study dispels the commonly-held belief that immigrants use emergency room services more than other groups. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

It's 'Doughnut Hole Day'

Jul 18, 2006
Democrats today are highlighting Medicare's "Doughnut Hole" coverage gap, but there's disagreement over just how many people will actually fall into the hole. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Stem cell politics

Jul 17, 2006
The Senate is debating a bill that would allow federal funding of stem cell research. It's expected to pass, but President Bush has threatened to veto any such bill — and money may not be the key issue, Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Stem cell bill

Jul 17, 2006
The Senate today begins debate on a bill that could open the door for more federal funding of stem cell research. But President Bush has vowed to stamp his first-ever veto on the legislation. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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