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Friday, July 20, 2007

Almost a quarter of American consumers have had a legitimate claim denied by their health insurer. Now Michael Moore's film "SiCKO" has reignited the debate over universal, single-payer coverage in the United States. Michael Moore joins Leonard today to answer his critics. Also: a look at Williams Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that's characterized by a lack of social inhibitions. Musician Nick Lowe shares his new album, "At My Age." And we'll talk to a swimmer who raises awareness about polluted rivers by swimming in them.

Williams Syndrome: Living Without Social Inhibitions

Williams Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects about 1 in 7,500 people. People with Williams have what's called "Williams Personality" - a love of conversation and companionship, along with no social inhibitions. Now researchers are turning to Williams to learn more about how the human brain is wired for ...

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Nick Lowe, At Any Age

Nick Lowe began his music career in the mid-1960s, and his musical style has been evolving ever since. He recently told the New York Daily News: "I didn't want to become one of those thinning-haired, jowly old geezers who still does the same shtick they did when they were young, ...

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River Swimming

Amateur swimmer Akiko Busch raises awareness about polluted rivers by swimming in them. In her new book, Nine Ways to Cross a River, she reflects on her swims across nine rivers, including the Hudson, the Susquehanna, and the Mississippi.

Nine Ways to Cross a River is available for purchase at ...

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Michael Moore

Michael MooreMichael Moore's film "SiCKO" has reignited the debate over whether the USA should have universal single-payer health care. He joins Leonard today to answer his critics and share his hopes for the future of American health care.
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