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2:33pm

Fri December 2, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

US AIDS Chief Says Tipping Point Is In Sight

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 2:51 pm

Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, sees a turning point for HIV coming soon.
Brendan Hoffman Getty Images

If all goes according to plan — the plan President Obama laid out on Thursday — the HIV pandemic may reach an important tipping point by the end of 2013.

"We believe that with 2 million more people in treatment, we will reach a point where the number of new infections is less than the number going into treatment," says Dr. Eric Goosby.

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2:26pm

Fri December 2, 2011
Politics

Why Recall Elections Are So Difficult To Pull Off

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 11:00 am

Supporters of recalling Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker march toward the state elections board office to deliver required paperwork to launch the effort in Madison on Nov. 15.
Scott Bauer AP

When the word "recall" makes headlines, it usually involves the removal of a defective product from store shelves or perhaps the testimony of some nervous executive at a congressional hearing saying, "I don't recall."

But 2011 has been the year of another kind of recall: the recall election. Angry at elected officials' handling of the economy, budget cuts and other issues, voters across America are taking the "Throw the bums out" approach to new heights.

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2:22pm

Fri December 2, 2011
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Come For The Beer, Stay For The Music

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:34 am

Welcome to Guinness, where the hallowed beer flows freely.
John Bartol WXPN

Throughout the week, World Cafe travels to Dublin, Ireland — the first stop in a quarterly series called Sense of Place. We hope to give you an idea of the past and present of the city's local music scene and provide tips from musicians and music lovers for those hoping to visit this culturally rich town.

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2:15pm

Fri December 2, 2011
World Cafe

Feist On World Cafe

Feist's fifth album, Metals, is out now.
Courtesy of the artist

Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist released her fourth studio album, Metals, earlier this year. Metals is a bit more chaotic, and a bit more liberating, than her 2007 commercial breakthrough, The Reminder. Feist describes the new record as being "about un-simplifying things and leaning on these masterful minds I have so much respect for." The record is about people — and, she explains, was created by "the movement of a lot of humans."

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2:00pm

Fri December 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Wisconsin Gov. Wants Protesters To Pay For Security

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 3:14 pm

A farmer drives his tractor past the Wisconsin State Capitol during a rally in March.
Scott Olson Getty Images

The Wisconsin State Capitol building has been the scene of protests since February, when Gov. Scott Walker started the process of passing a law that severely limits collective bargaining for public employees in the state.

Yesterday, the Walker administration took a step that is likely to antagonize protesters further. His administration enacted new regulations that would require permits to protest at the Capitol and other state buildings.

The controversial part is that the bill allows officials to charge groups for the security and clean-up costs of such events.

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