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Midmorning: Facing cancer and disappearing frogs

Posted at 7:46 AM on March 30, 2007 by Bill Wareham

The recurrence of cancer in both Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow has again put a public face on the disease. At 9 a.m., Midmorning looks at the psychological affects of recurring bouts with cancer, and what it's like to confront health issues with the whole world watching. Kerri Miller's guests are Leroy Sievers, who writes the My Cancer blog for National Public Radio, and his commentaries can be heard on Morning Edition. He was formerly the executive producer for Nightline; and Dr. Irving Lerner, MD, medical director of oncology services at United Hospital in St. Paul.

At 10 a.m., Kerri and her guest examine the response of the conservation community to scientific estimates that up to one half of the frog species are under threat of extinction.
Kevin Zippel is the program officer for Amphibian Ark. He was the former curator of the National Amphibian Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoological Institute.