Tue July 19, 2011

A Promising Game-Changer In HIV Prevention

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada, a medicine used in trials that showed a reduction in transmission of HIV between heterosexuals.
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This week's meeting of the International AIDS Society Conference comes with a CDC study showing a major advance in sexual health. Correspondingly, Botswana trials showed the drug Truvada prevented HIV transmissions in more than 60 percent of heterosexuals. The study's author Dr. Michael Thigpen and host Michel Martin discuss how much Truvada costs, why HIV is so pervasive among women in Botswana, and how much people must take the drug for it to be effective.


Tue July 19, 2011

America's Attack On Lemonade Stands

Matt Grozier, 8, and his neighbor, Alyssa Boyd, 5, at her lemonade stand near Lightstreet, Pa., in 2007.
Bill Hughes AP


Tue July 19, 2011

Hopeful Applicants Settle For Spare Job Openings

According to the latest jobs report in June, 14 million Americans are still out of work.
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Check the want ads in just about any city or town in the U.S. and you'll find the words, "Help Wanted." The economy added only a few thousand jobs in June according to the latest jobs report, and 14 million Americans remain out of work.

But, there are jobs in Allentown, Penn. The town used to depend on steel and heavy manufacturing. Those jobs are largely gone, but Allentown has become an important distribution point for goods passing through on their way to New York and Philadelphia. And there are open positions — especially if you can drive a forklift.

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Tue July 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Think You're A 'Budget Hero?' There's A Game For That

American Public Media

As talks continue in Washington about how to cut the budget, reduce expected federal deficits and start shrinking the federal debt, our friends at American Public Media's Marketplace have put together Budget Hero — an interactive game "that encourages players to think through the complexities and challenges of the federal budget."

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Concierto on WEKU

Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English. The program features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.


Tue July 19, 2011

New Republic: Shhh...Secretly Sick Dicatators

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Chris Clemans, Max Schulman and Margy Slattery are interns for The New Republic.

Recent events got The New Republic thinking about all the rumors of dictators' bad health and those heads of state whose well-being has generated rumor, uncertainty and controversy.

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