Show rundown for 5/12/2006

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Washington Wrap-Up

Early polls indicate many Americans feel it is more important to investigate potential threats than it is to protect one's privacy

Julia Alvarez

We speak to the author about her new novel, "Saving the World."

Medicare D

The deadline for seniors to sign up for Medicare's prescription drug program is Monday. We speak to Dr. Mark McClellan of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Commencement Flap

Hundreds of faculty members have signed a letter opposing BC's decision to award an honorary law degree to Condoleezza Rice. We speak to Steve Almond, a professor who has quit in protest.

Documenting the "Smaller Majority" of Life on Earth

Miniscule insects, reptiles, and amphibians are the focus of Harvard researcher Piotr Naskrecki's new book, "The Smaller Majority."

This program aired on May 12, 2006.

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