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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The Plan B controversy
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius angered women's health advocates when she overruled the Food and Drug Administration's decision to make the Plan B available over the counter for girls younger than 17. Many observers say the decision doesn't square with the Obama administration's promise to put science before politics.9:06 a.m.
    Rob Stein: National science reporter with The Washington Post.
    Sarah Brown: Director and CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
  • The psychological impact of the Sandusky hearings
    Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Midmorning looks at what this means for the trials, and for the alleged victims who were scheduled to testify today.9:45 a.m.
    Susan A. Clancy: Research Director of the Center for Women's Advancement, Development and Leadership at INCAE, a Central American institute for economic and social development founded by the Harvard Business School. She is the author of "Abducted" and "The Trauma Myth."
    Jeff Anderson: St. Paul attorney who represents survivors of sexual abuse. He is one of the attorneys representing alleged victims of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky.
  • Ethics in the corner office
    Recently the head of American Airlines resigned because he didn't agree with the company's decision to file for bankruptcy. When he walked out the door he left his lucrative bonus package on the table. It's a rare story and it got us wondering -- what makes some leaders forego the perks of the job while others become the face of corporate greed.10:06 a.m.
    Mary Gentile: Researcher at Babson College in Boston and author of giving "Voice to Values."
    Bill George: Professor of Management Practice at Harvard and former CEO of Medtronic. His most recent book is "True North Groups."
  • Notable books: Destiny of the Republic
    Rebroadcast of our conversation with author Candice Millard. Her latest book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, was named one of the 100 notable books of 2011 by the New York Times.10:50 a.m.

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