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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.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

August 27 Comment

Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

August 27 40 Comments

In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.