Show rundown for 2/16/2005

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FDA Weighs Safety of Painkillers

We'll get a live report from the hearings in Washington into the safety of popular pain medications.

Arthritis Sufferer Speaks Out

We speak with a arthritis sufferer who will be testifying before the FDA tomorrow about her experience with these pain medications.

Reports: Pain Medication Tied to Heart Problems

The New England Journal of Medicine provides further evidence that the medications known as Cox-two inhibitors can lead to heart problems.

Kyoto Takes Effect

We talk with environment reporter for the Economist about the Kyoto Accords, which go into effect today.

Casual Carpooling

Carpooling is one way to help reduce greenhouse gasses. We'll talk with some folks from the San Francisco area where an interesting "casual carpooling" program has been in effect for over 30 years.

Who is Kanye West?

Renee Graham talks about the music of Grammy winner Kanye West.

This program aired on February 16, 2005.

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