12:00pm

Thu June 23, 2011
History

Why US Continued Eugenics Programs Post-Holocaust

North Carolina's Eugenics Task Force is considering how to compensate thousands of victims of a state-sponsored sterilization program that lasted until the 1970s. Rationalization for eugenics ranged from protecting offspring of mentally disabled parents to improving overall health. To learn how and why N.C.'s eugenics board did what they did, host Michel Martin speaks with retired psychologist Mary Kilburn, who administered IQ tests on those deemed appropriate for sterilization by N.C.'s Social Services.

12:00pm

Thu June 23, 2011
Law

Ga.'s New Immigration Law Sparks Farmers' Fears

Starting July 1st, Ga. will require employers to verify all workers are legal, and police can check suspects' immigration statuses and send illegal immigrants to federal authorities. With undocumented workers reportedly fleeing Ga. by the thousands, farmers are complaining they can't find enough laborers to harvest crops. To learn more about these concerns, host Michel Martin speaks with Paul Bridges, Mayor of Uvalda, Ga., and Jeanne Bonner, who covers the state legislature for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

12:00pm

Thu June 23, 2011
Afghanistan

Role Of US Troops In Boosting Afghan Women's Gains

Now that President Obama has announced plans to reduce troops in Afghanistan, what will happen to women's rights in that country? Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Samira Hamidi, country director of the Afghan Women's Network, and Gayle Lemmon, deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relation's Women and Foreign Policy program.

11:59am

Thu June 23, 2011
News

The End Of Gender?

Look closely and you may see signposts.

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11:55am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

'We Will Have Our Voices,' Advocate For Afghan Women Says

What happens to the gains, modest as they may be, that women have made in Afghanistan the past 10 years once the U.S. begins to withdraw its troops?

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11:12am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith's Estate

Feb. 28, 2006: Anna Nicole Smith arrives at the U.S. Supreme Court the first time her case came before it.
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"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in its quest to capture some of the $1.6 billion estate left behind by her late Texas billionaire husband," The Associated Press reports.

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10:49am

Thu June 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

To Keep Off Pounds: Pass The Nuts, Hold The Chips

Skip the chips to help keep weight gain at bay.
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To keep from gaining weight as you age, the conventional wisdom says you have to cut calories and exercise more.

But exactly what you eat and drink can make a big difference, too, according to provocative findings just published by Harvard researchers.

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10:32am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Fell 2.1 Percent In May

There was a 2.1 percent drop in sales of new homes in May from April, to an annual rate of 319,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development just reported.

Sales were up 13.5 percent from May 2010, but that month last year was among the worst in recent times.

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10:17am

Thu June 23, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Oakwood Cuts 200 Jobs

Bluegrass Oakwood has cut about 200 jobs because of a dip in the number of residents at the Somerset facility for the developmentally disabled. Shannon Ware, CEO of Bluegrass Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation, said Wednesday that 168 people were laid off, but the total number of positions eliminated was about 200. The remaining positions that were eliminated were open positions. The cuts were across all levels of the organization. The layoffs were announced Friday, and employees were given 30 days notice.

 

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