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Monday, August 20, 2007

Experts say 26,000 deaths a year could be prevented with proper screening for colon cancer. The right kind of screening can save lives, but over screening can make things worse. How to tell the difference? Also, we get reactions to the Democratic Presidential candidates TV debate, look at what to do with the old books you find hard to part with, and get two updates about this weekend's Deutsche Bank fire. Beth Fertig sits in for Brian.

Deutsche Bank Fire

Avi Schick, the governor's chief of downtown development, talks about the fire that took place on Saturday at the abandoned Deutsche Bank building.

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Rick Klein, senior political reporter at ABC news and author of the Note, talks about the latest presidential debate: the ABC News Democratic candidates debate, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Just the Facts: Screening for Cancer

Dr. Arvi Barbasch, clinical oncologist and medical spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and Dr. Elliot Guytia, from the Queens Cancer Center at Queens Hosptial, discuss the importance of cancer screening and early detection.

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Take My Books, Please!

What to do with books you won’t re-read? Alina Tugend, regular contributor and writer of the Short Cuts column for The New York Times wrote an essay (Times Select) with some suggestions. She’s joined first by Tom Wayne, co-owner of Prospero's Bookstore in Kansas City, and ...

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Fire Fallout

The flames are out at the Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan, but the questions are just starting to emerge. Sarah Garland, police bureau chief at The New York Sun, and U.S. fire administrator Greg Cade look at the extent to which standard fire procedures were followed.

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Photographer Marc Joseph describes the appeal of used book stores on the Brian Lehrer Show, 8/20/07.

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WNYC reporter Beth Fertig sits in for Brian on the Brian Lehrer Show, 8/20/07.

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