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Tuesday May 3, 2005

Florida Abortion Fight Involves Minor

A 13 year old ward of the state in Florida has won the right to an abortion, despite the state’s efforts to block her from having the procedure.

Same-Sex Debate Injected into School Book Dispute

A Lexington, MA father says school materials supporting diversity and tolerance of same-sex couples went over the line.

Book Author on School Materials

We also hear from the superintendent of the school, and the author of the book in question.

Tax Panel Calls for Reduction of Tax Breaks

The President’s council on tax reform has heard testimony, we hear a bit about the options being considered for reforming the nation’s tax policy.

The Ugly Truth About Kids

A Canadian study finds that parents treat their attractive children better than they treat their ugly kids.

Injured Fighter Wakes from Decade-Long Coma

A buffalo firefighter, who had lost his memory and ability to talk for almost ten years, suddenly regained his memory and started talking to those around him.

Oskar Who?

Oskar Eustis is the new artistic director at New York’s Public Theater. We’ll talk to him about filling the shoes of the late director Joseph Papp.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

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May 21 6 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

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‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.