10:17am

Tue May 14, 2013
Parallels

American Doctors Reach Out To Syria

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 11:34 am

Dr. Zaher Sahloul, a Syrian-American physician in Chicago, heads a group of U.S. doctors providing help to those injured in Syria's civil war.
Amy Ta NPR

The civil war in Syria feels far away for many Americans. But it hits close to home for one Chicago doctor and has pulled him, and many of his colleagues, to the front lines.

Tell Me More host Michel Martin spoke with Dr. Zaher Sahloul, a practicing critical care specialist in Chicago and president of the Syrian American Medical Society.

Sahloul says that for safety reasons, local physicians in Syria have established an underground health care system.

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10:17am

Tue May 14, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Debate: Is The FDA's Caution Hazardous To Our Health?

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 11:34 am

Scott Gottlieb and Peter Huber argue in favor of the motion "The FDA's Caution Is Hazardous to Our Health."
Samuel LaHoz Intelligence Squared U.S.
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When it comes to approving new medical treatments, the Food and Drug Administration is balancing the need for patient safety against the urgency of making important new treatments available as quickly as possible.

Some argue the FDA sets the bar too high, requiring a process that takes too much time and money to carry out. They say that can leave patients waiting longer than necessary for promising treatments or lead to drugs not being developed at all.

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10:10am

Tue May 14, 2013
Your Legal Rights 05.15.13

Landlord/tenant laws and issues.

May 15, 7 PM - Landlord/tenant laws and issues.
Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Also, May 15, from 7 - 8 PM, is our monthly Call A Lawyer Night.
To speak privately with an attorney off-the-air on any legal question the specialists
are qualified to discuss, please call 800-525-9917.
 

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9:53am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

On Way To Prom, Teens Pile Out Of Limo To Aid Flipped Van

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:43 am

A limousine filled with students headed to prom night at Western High in Davie, Fla., stopped for a detour Saturday, after a Honda van veered into a concrete wall and flipped in front of the limo. The van's seven passengers had trouble getting out — until the limo's driver and the students came to their aid.

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9:28am

Tue May 14, 2013
Monkey See

Why Angelina Jolie's Op-Ed Matters

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 12:34 pm

Angelina Jolie, seen here in April, wrote in The New York Times about her double mastectomy.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

Pop culture does not mean celebrity culture; I have perhaps said this more often than anyone you're going to meet. Who dates, who gets a divorce, who has a tantrum, who has surreptitious photos snapped of him by mangy, grim opportunists — these things are not culture of any kind, popular or otherwise, unless there is something else at stake. They are curiosities, and given that we are curious creatures, their pull is not surprising, nor is it new, nor was it invented by the internet, or television, or Americans.

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9:23am

Tue May 14, 2013
News

Whatever Happened To The Economy?

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 11:36 am

The economy is still a big issue, but Washington isn't doing much about it.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Remember the economy?

The election year was dominated by talk about jobs and the economy, but neither the administration nor Congress seems to have any grand ideas for jump-starting a still sluggish recovery — and they're not even talking about it much.

President Obama sought to turn attention back to economic issues with a speech last week in Texas on manufacturing, but that's already long since been forgotten. A cascade of scandals has driven the issue entirely off the Washington radar.

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9:07am

Tue May 14, 2013
Music Reviews

Dawes Knows Where It's Been And Where It's Headed

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 6:27 am

Noah Abrams Big Hassle

If you heard the Dawes song "Just Beneath the Surface" and said, "Somebody's been listening to their old Jackson Browne albums," you're not exactly insulting Dawes. The band has actually backed Browne on tour — and Browne has sung backup on at least one of its songs — so you could say that Dawes comes by its riffs and phrasing honestly.

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9:04am

Tue May 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Sharper Abortion Debate After Gosnell Verdict

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 9:25 am

Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Philadelphia courthouse after the guilty verdicts Monday.
Matt Rourke AP

The murder conviction in Philadelphia of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell in the deaths of three babies and one of his female patients is likely to further inflame the already heated abortion debate.

Both sides of the abortion divide have been gearing up for what comes next for some time now.

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8:33am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Please Welcome The Parallels Blog: 'Many Stories, One World'

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 9:27 am

We want to note the launch of a new NPR blog — Parallels, which condenses its mission into four words: "Many stories, one world."

NPR.org international editor Greg Myre, who's hosting the blog, writes that:

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8:31am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Salt

Maybe It's Time To Swap Burgers For Bugs, Says U.N.

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 2:49 pm

A vendor sells edible insects at Talad Thai market on the outskirts of Bangkok. The most popular method of preparation is to deep-fry crickets in oil and then sprinkle them with lemongrass slivers and chilis.
NARONG SANGNAK EPA /Landov

Yes, we talk a lot about eating bugs here at The Salt. We know, because some of you have complained about it.

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