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Do Plastic Bags Bans Help The Environment?

Many cities are imposing fees and bans on plastic shopping bags. Advocates argue these measures help the environment. But others say these measures are ineffective, and hurt the urban poor. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Michael Bolinder of Anacostia Riverkeeper, and Nick Gillespie of the libertarian magazine Reason.
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Artur Davis On Leaving His Job, Home, And Party

In 2008, Alabama Congressman Artur Davis spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of then-Senator Barack Obama. Since then, he's left congress, Alabama, and the Democratic Party. Now, the newly-minted Republican and Virginia resident speaks with host Michel Martin, and says Democrats are governing too far from the left.
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Breast-feeding In Uniform: Brave Or Brazen?

Photos of Air Force moms breast-feeding in uniform recently went viral and sparked debate. The photos were meant to support military moms in breast-feeding. But some critics say the photos are disrespectful to the uniform. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with active and retired military moms, including one who was featured in the photos.
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County-By-County Battle In Wisconsin

Wisconsin votes on recalling its governor Tuesday, and much has been made of potential implications beyond the state. But while most registered Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out, they'll be thinking about the stakes for their state, not necessarily the mega issues of the presidential race.
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As Sandusky Trial Begins, A 'Two-Minute Guide' To The Case

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sara Ganim, who broke the story that rocked Penn State, sums up the news so far. Sandusky has pleaded innocent to charges that he sexually abused young boys.
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Castle In Phoenix Sells For $1.5 Million

Robert Pazderka saw an opportunity when he bought the faux Moorish Castle. Built in the 1960s, it has a dungeon, drawbridge and secret passages. Pazderka hopes it will pay off in PR for his business making armored vehicles.

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