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Sun June 5, 2011
Interviews

The Effect Of AIDS On The Arts Community

Sunday is the 30th anniversary of the first report on the condition by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Author Michael Cunningham reflects on how AIDS changed the arts and the arts community.

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Sun June 5, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Hansen, Doctor, Libraries

Listeners commented on the departure of longtime Weekend Edition host Liane Hansen; the aphorisms of a Maine doctor, and on prison libraries. Jacki Lyden reads from listeners' emails.

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Sun June 5, 2011
Middle East

Yemen President's Exit Spurs Celebrations

Yemeni President Ali Abdulleh Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to be treated for injuries suffered during an attack by opposition forces on his presidential palace. The mood in the country's capital, Sanaa, is buoyant. Reporter Iona Craig offers her insight.

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Sun June 5, 2011
Law

Report Blasts Warn On Drugs

A report issued this week by the Global Commission on Drug Policy labels the U.S. war on drugs a failure. The commission encourages countries not to think about it as a war on drugs, but about an effort than includes social and health problem as well.

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Sun June 5, 2011
Interviews

As AIDS Turns 30, Scientists Reminisce

The disease that would come to be known as AIDS was first reported on 30 years ago. In that time, both science and perceptions have changed. Donald Abrams and Paul Volberding, among the first doctors to study the strange new disease, reflect on the disease.

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