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Nov. 06, 2009

Health Care and Values

Equality, justice, fairness -- in this segment, we'll talk with bioethics experts about the values Americans hold dear, and how those values influence out health care policy decisions.

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Oct. 10, 2008

Science Advice for Future Presidents

In this segment, Ira talks with Thomas Murray, head of the nonpartisan bioethics research institution The Hastings Center, about the role of science and technology in future presidential administrations, and about challenges involving bioethics facing the

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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