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6:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Commentary

Not To Be Sneezed At

Dr. Marc Ringel

Sometimes mind over matter is the best defense when it comes to healing. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

Should you take Echinacea if you get a cold this winter?  Yes, if you believe in it.

Belief accounts for a significant part of why even the most scientifically grounded treatments work.  It’s called the placebo effect, a fundamental principle of healing.

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6:00am

Fri November 25, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Lots of Holiday Celebrations and great music and theatre for your weekend and beyond--

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5:17am

Fri November 25, 2011
Latin America

Brace Yourself: The World Could End In 2012

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 5:19 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History dismisses claims that the apocalypse is coming, but it's still scrupulously providing evidence. Some people predict catastrophe in 2012, supposedly based on forecasts by the ancient people known as Mayans. Anthropologists now say there are two, not just one, ancient references to December 2012. But they say modern forecasters of doom have still, quote, "twisted the Mayan cosmovision." It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

5:08am

Fri November 25, 2011
Sports

World's Worst Soccer Team Finally Wins A Game

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer. The world's worst soccer team finally won a game. In 17 years of international play, American Samoa has scored just a dozen goals, compared to the 229 they've allowed. But they scored two this week, to beat Tonga 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match.

The American Samoans hope their win will raise their ranking. They currently sit at 204th in the world.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

2:00am

Fri November 25, 2011
Afghanistan

Afghan Reporters Maneuver Media Minefields

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 4:55 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

In Afghanistan, a media boom followed the ouster of the Taliban in 2001, but there have been problems. Watchdog groups report hundreds of cases of violence and intimidation against journalists, including murder. Afghan reporters have learned which topics are off-limits, and they take great care to avoid offending the country's powerful. NPR's Ahmad Shafi reports from Kabul.

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