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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

As gas prices are marching up, many drivers are trading down. We talk to Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Welsh about the nationwide decrease in driving – and the spike in scooter sales. So what color is YOUR Vespa? Also: a new report calls for changes in how transracial adoptions are handled, and a year in the life of Brooklyn’s Maimonides Hospital.

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Jonathan Welsh

Trading Down

Battered by gas prices, Americans drove 11 billion miles less in March of this year than they did in March 2007. While some people are turning to public transportation, some are turning to transportation of the two-wheeled kind. Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Welsh talks about ...

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McCain on Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday Sen. John McCain publicly voiced his stance on nuclear security policy. Leonor Tomero, director for nuclear non-proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, provides analysis.

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Transracial Adoption

Margaret Fleming, director and child welfare supervisor at Adoption-Link, to discuss a new report that shows that "colorblind" adoption may not be helpful.

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Taking the Hospital's Temperature

Journalist Julie Salamon writes about her year following the action at Brookyn's Maimonides Hospital in Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids (Penguin Press, 2008) and reports on all the things besides medicine that affect patients' health. ...

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McClellan' It All

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's new book does not come out until next Monday, but it's already causing quite a stir. Washington Post staff writer Michael Shear goes through some of the highlights from the memoir.

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Julie Salamon



Julie Salamon

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Journalist Julie Salamon wrote about her year following the action at Brookyn's Maimonides Hospital in Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad ...

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