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Why Race Could Color The Vote Against Obama

A new study shows eligible voters who favored whites over blacks- either consciously or unconsciously- also favored Republican candidates relative to Barack Obama. Psychologist Anthony Greenwald discusses the results and why racial attitudes continue to predict voter preference in 2012.
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Sizing Up Americans In 'The Weight Of The Nation'

A new four-part documentary airing on HBO next week looks at America's growing weight problem. John Hoffman, vice president of HBO Documentary Films and executive producer of The Weight Of The Nation, describes his three year-project to document the causes and effects of being overweight and obese in America.
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The Case For A Presidential Science Debate

A group of science advocates say the American president should have the basic scientific know-how to understand policy challenges, evaluate options and devise solutions. Ira Flatow and guests discuss how a presidential science debate can help voters decide if a candidate is up for the job.
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'Mama Bird' Evelyn Johnson Dies At 102; Logged 7 Years Of Flight Time

Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a record-setting pilot who was born just six years after the Wright brothers made their historic flight, has died at the age of 103. She holds the Guinness world record for the most hours logged by a female pilot — more than 57,000.
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Gay Marriage Stand Could Help Obama In Suburbia

For several election cycles, the presidency has been won or lost based on suburban voters in several key swing states. And some political observers believe that President Obama took the calculated risk that supporting gay marriage rights will boost his campaign in these all-important counties.
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What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?

Black pastors are reacting to the president's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how the president's statement might play out in sermons this Sunday, and at the ballot box in November. She's joined by Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Michael Waters, and author and professor, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson.
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Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.

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