Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on July 19, 2011

A British parliamentary committee has questioned Rupert and James Murdoch about the phone hacking scandal. We’ll get an update on what’s happened today.

Stem cells hold great promise for the treatment of a host of diseases, but fraudulent claims of cures for everything from paralysis to old age are appearing. The only independent organization vetting claims has stopped doing so, so who is ensuring we have the right information? We’ll discuss.

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman writes about how our brain not only governs all of those elements of our lives that we take for granted – walking, seeing, digesting food – but it directly determines how we see the world. He’s in Louisville today to speak at the Free Public Library about his book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and he’ll join us in the second half hour.

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