Researchers, advocates see better ALS therapies on the horizon This weekend marks the anniversary of one of pro sports' most poignant moments: Baseball great Lou Gehrig, standing before microphones near home plate at Yankee Stadium as a standing-room only crowd honored him as one of the most famous players of his time -- shortly after he was diagnosed with ALS. The anniversary offers an opportunity to take stock of where research and treatments for the disease may be headed.6:40 a.m.
Busy hands and irresistable Cuban rhythm Wednesday's Morning Edition music features the busy hands of Cuban-American Pedrito Martinez, who has been called one of the world's best conga players.8:50 a.m.
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