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Monday, October 5, 2009

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  • Indiana, Tennessee Begin Swine Flu Vaccinations
    Indiana and Tennessee are among the first states in the nation to vaccinate people against the swine flu. Anne Schuchat, head of Immunizations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the CDC decided to start the program as quickly as possible even though it doesn't yet have large stockpiles of the vaccine.
  • Swine Flu Vaccination Efforts Examined
    At the moment, state and local health department Web sites carry little information about swine flu vaccination. That could be because the program is ahead of schedule. The states are in charge of the vaccination program.
  • High Court Begins New Term
    The U.S. Supreme Court formally opened its new term Monday, turning away 1,800 appeals that had accumulated over the summer. The justices also heard their first case, involving police questioning.
  • How To Solve The Business Card Blues
    In the digital age, it's practically second nature to e-mail or text contact information. But that doesn't mean we've abandoned the age-old tradition of exchanging paper business cards. So what can be done to bridge these two worlds?
  • Week In Tech Reviewed
    Omar Gallaga, technology culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, discusses ways to digitize business cards, a new e-reading Web site from the Walt Disney Co., and the Bheestie, a bag that could save your cell phone the next time you — and it — get caught in the rain.
  • Aid Worker Describes Indonesia Devastation
    Relief workers have called off the search for survivors of last week's earthquake in Indonesia. The death toll could reach into the thousands. Mike Penrose of Save the Children says in many areas his group has traveled through, 80-90 percent of properties are uninhabitable.
  • Rich Vs. Poor At Root Of Honduran Political Crisis
    In Honduras, a protracted presidential standoff is highlighting the deep divisions in the country's society. Supporters say deposed President Manuel Zelaya is being punished for snubbing the elite and championing the poor; critics say he acted unconstitutionally.
  • Letters: Olympics, Football, Host
    Listeners weigh in on Chicago's Olympic city disappointment, on the wisdom of colleges starting football programs, and on the conspicuous absence of a certain All Things Considered host. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Brother Ali: An Honest Act Of Worship
    If you must see one rapper this year who happens to be Muslim, albino and legally blind, it should be Brother Ali. Inspired by the music of Rakim and other old school rappers, Ali sought out the Quran and converted to Islam.
  • Audit Of Suspect Afghan Ballots Begins
    The long-awaited audit of suspect ballots from Afghanistan's controversial presidential election began Monday. But only hours after the audit began, it was raising more questions than answers.

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