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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.

July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."