- The HPV vaccine: fact and fiction
In last week's GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his HPV mandatory vaccination, saying that he would "always err on the side of saving lives." Rep. Michelle Bachmann attacked Perry, and later said that HPV vaccines can cause mental retardation. What are the real issues behind the HPV vaccination controversy?9:06 a.m.
Dr. Bill Schaffner: Chair of the Department of Preventative Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and has an international reputation as an immunization expert.
Amanda Marcotte: writes about feminism and politics on DoubleX at Slate.com.
Dr. Robert Goldberg: co-founder and vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. (CMPI)
- A new plan to cut the debt
President Barack Obama is announcing a bold plan to cut the deficit by $3 trillion over the next decade. Does the plan have a chance to pass the Republican-controlled House? Or does it signal the president's political strategy for re-election?9:50 a.m.
David Mark: Senior Editor of POLITICO
- Talking Volumes with Jennifer Egan
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks with Kerri Miller about "A Visit from the Goon Squad," the importance of empathy for a writer, and the mystery behind the creative process.10:06 a.m.
Jennifer Egan: Author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad." Her previous books include "The Keep" and "Look at Me."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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