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Tempest in the Vatican?

Today is Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church, and for the first time in his reign, the pope will be unable to attend services due to his illness. We'll talk about the idea that he may resign, and talk about possible successors to Pope John Paul II.

The State of the Unions

We talk with former Congressman David Bonior about the state of the country's unions.

Anesthesia Awareness

Health reporter Judy Forman tells us about a phenomenon in which patients wake up during surgery.

Your Turn

We hear from listeners.

Fired Smoker

A company in Michigan has told workers to quit smoking or be fired.

Blood and Honor

We hear about a German dueling society where rapiers are replaced with sharpened swords.

Remembering Minnie Mae

They bickered but they were deeply in love for 54 years, and in the last couple of years we learned about how she was aging.

This program aired on February 9, 2005.

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