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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.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.