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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.

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July 28 146 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.

July 27 11 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.