12:00pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Law

Using Donated Sperm: What Does The Law Say?

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 12:04 pm

Transcript

TONY COX, HOST:

For a legal perspective now on the reproductive medicine industry, we turn to Naomi Cahn. She is a professor of law at the George Washington University, specializing in family law and reproductive technology. She is also the author of the book, "Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation."

Professor Cahn, nice to have you.

NAOMI CAHN: Thank you very much.

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12:00pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Health

Fighting Over Rights Of Sperm Donor Babies

Many children born through donor insemination may never meet their fathers or know that they have numerous half siblings. Guest host Tony Cox explores the renewed debate over regulating reproductive services and the issues facing donors and their offspring. He hears from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Donor Sibling Registry.

12:00pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Politics

Gingrich Takes GOP Lead, Takes On 'Occupy'

A new poll says Newt Gingrich is the front-runner of the GOP presidential primary race. How did his popularity surge, and what are chances of him winning? Meanwhile, 'Occupy' organizers are trying to harness their political power amid tougher responses from police. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with journalists Cynthia Tucker and Mary Kate Cary.

12:00pm

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

No Criminal Charges Against Justice Dept. Lawyers Who Prosecuted Stevens

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:59 pm

The Justice Department lawyers who prosecuted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will not face criminal contempt charges for failing to share evidence that could have helped his defense team, a federal judge said Monday.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and the special prosecutor he appointed, Washington lawyer Henry Schuelke, had tough words for the Justice Department, though.

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11:30am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

For Cairo Protesters, 'The Revolution Is Not Over'

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 2:38 pm

Earlier today a protester stood on top of a burned car in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
Khalil Hamra AP

From Cairo's Tahrir Square, where three days of clashes between authorities and thousands of protesters have left more than 20 people dead and more than 1,700 injured, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says the Egyptians who have taken to the streets again:

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11:19am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Upstate Economy

Expansion coming at Central New York brewery

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Baldwinsville will begin packaging products in 24-ounce cans starting next spring.  A$7.6 million investment in the brewery is also going to allow the plant to increase its production by 30% as well.  All this secures the long term future of the brewery in Central New York according to general manager Steve McCormick.   He says this recent expansion, that was precipitated by a $900,000  capital grant from New York State,  also means more announcements will be coming next year.

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11:11am

Mon November 21, 2011
Environment

Scientists hope to bring broccoli growth east

When two italian brothers popularized broccoli in America during the 1920s, they centered their production in California's chilly Salinas Valley. It's largely stayed there because hot weather,like New York's hot and humid summers, stymies the plant's growth. But as WRVO's Adam Wolfe reports, a group of scientists plan on bringing broccoli east.

10:48am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Home Sales Are Up, But So Are 'Contract Failures'

There was a 1.4 percent increase in sales of existing homes in October from September, the National Association of Realtors reported this hour.

At its 4.97 million annual rate, the pace of sales was up 13.5 percent from October 2010.

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10:27am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Taps Former FBI Director Freeh As 'Investigative Counsel'

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has been brought in to be a "special investigative counsel" for Penn State's internal look into how its officials handled reports that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky might have been sexually abusing young boys.

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10:06am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Speed Of Light Hasn't Been Broken, Second Set Of Scientists Says

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Albert Einstein: His famous theory faces a challenge.
AP

Full disclosure: We're not even close to being qualified to figure out who's right and who's wrong on this one.

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