Patt Morrison for September 2, 2009

Fire Update - 1pm

The latest on the Station Fire.

Insurers: What Comes After the Fires

Who do you see after the fire fighters leave? Insurance agents! What happens if you actually make a claim? Do your rates go up? Does your policy get cancelled? We hear from insurance adjusters, commissioners, and residents in fire prone zones.

Big Pharma Puts Big Bets On Cancer Drugs

For years, leading pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer concentrated their research in the areas of chronic diseases like hypertension. But now with recent advances showing the potential for new anti-cancer drugs, these companies are investing millions of dollars in research and development; Pfizer has around 1,000 researchers working in a facility near San Diego on new cancer treatments. These drugs carry some very high price tags, and their ability to extend life may be quite limited; is this the best way to invest healthcare dollars?
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You May No Longer Go Twice as High as the Butterfly in the Sky

It is the end of an era as we say farewell to the venerable children’s show “Reading Rainbow.” Some say the show is ending because during the Bush administration funding was redirected from shows that emphasize the joy of reading toward shows that teach children more basic reading tools like phonics and spelling. What role, if any, does teaching children to truly love reading play in America’s schools and on television?
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