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Objects in Mirror: October 7, 2008 Archive

Discussing the politics of disease

Posted at 10:59 AM on October 7, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Last week Midmorning guest Dr. Arnold Armmann joined us for an online chat about HIV | AIDS and prevention. One of his points inspired Gather regular Susan Budig to kick off a fresh discussion about the politics of disease. Budig proposes:

"[...] Dr. Ammann suggests that certain diseases such as [all] cancer doesn't carry the same social, communal, or political weight that AIDS/HIV carries. I offer the possibility that many, if not most cancers are much more social and political in nature than might initially be indicated."

Share your own comments political and social impact of disease on a community.

What would you ask the candidates?

Posted at 1:57 PM on October 7, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Add your question to the online discussion: What would you ask McCain and Obama if you were selected to attend tonight's Town Hall debate in Tennessee? Some replies so far are quite interesting:

"I would ask if they have plans to bring back the draft." - Sue B.

"Boxers or briefs?" - Liz G

"I would ask both how serious they are about a national works program employing people to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and when it would begin." - Carol Lloyd

Share what you'd ask and catch the debate tonight.

* Public Radio Forum on Gather.com

Comment on News Cut as Bob Collins live blogs the debate

Posted at 6:12 PM on October 7, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Check in on the "pregame action" before the live blogging started at 8 p.m. CT.:

Live-blogging the McCain-Obama debate - Nashville

* MPR News: Trailing Obama, McCain hopes to gain in debate
* Listen to MPR online for live streaming
* News Cut for reference and handy bookmarking

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