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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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Embryonic Stem Cell Funding & Research

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Embryonic Stem Cell Funding and Research
Last Monday President Barack Obama lifted the restrictions on federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells. While the ethical debate continued on as to the morality of using embryonic stem cells, researchers took a step back and started to evaluate what this will really mean for their current and future projects. Join us on Tuesday when we talk with some local medical researchers about the next steps in stem cell research.

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