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President Obama To Mark End Of Combat Operations In Iraq, Jumpstart Middle East Peace Talks

President Barack Obama, walking with daughter Sasha, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, return to the White House in Washington, Sunday. (AP)
President Barack Obama, walking with daughter Sasha, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, return to the White House in Washington, Sunday. (AP)

Can A Vaccine Treat An Addiction?

We spoke with Dr. A. Thomas McLellan last year and he told us vaccines to treat addiction were right around the corner. He joins us again to see if that corner has been reached. Dr. McLellan is the deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and has a very personal perspective on drug policy because he lost a son to addiction.

Hurricane Earl Could Become Major Hurricane

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Earl could become a major hurricane Monday or early Tuesday, and possibly reach Category 4 status by the middle of the week. A hurricane warning has now been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and forecasters say residents from the Carolinas north through the Mid-Atlantic and New England states need to pay attention to this storm. As Hurricane Earl begins to batter the northern Leeward Islands and Hurricane Danielle is gradually weakening, Dennis Feltgen of the U.S. National Hurricane Center brings us the latest.

U.S. Aid Can't Buy Pakistani Support

Pakistanis displaced by flooding reach for food aid thrown by a volunteer during a distribution outside a temporary camp operated by the Pakistan Army, in southern Pakistan on Thursday. (AP)
Pakistanis displaced by flooding reach for food aid thrown by a volunteer during a distribution outside a temporary camp operated by the Pakistan Army, in southern Pakistan on Thursday. (AP)

Joyce Maynard Talks About Parenting And Her Novel "Labor Day"

We revisit a conversation we had with author Joyce Maynard. Her novel, "Labor Day," just released in paperback, is about a divorced mother and her son who take in an escaped convict on Labor Day weekend. We talk to Maynard about the difficult choices parents make, not only in her fiction, but in her life.

Music From The Show

  • Bill Laswell, "Ports of Entry"
  • Fugzai, "The Kill"
  • Tristeza, "Are We People"
  • Moby, “Inside”
  • Chin Chin, “Ohio”

This program aired on August 30, 2010.

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