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Friday, April 2, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:30
After a relatively peaceful period in relation to its restive southern Muslim provinces
David Greene, NPR correspondent in
1:30 - 1:39
Play Ball! – Dodgers and Angels gear up for Opening Day
Can you feel it building?
Charley Steiner, Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers radio & TV
CALL HIM: 860.805.1886
Backup: Yvonne Carrasco, 323.224.4220
- Before coming to the Dodgers broadcasts, Steiner was best known nationally for his 14 years at ESPN, where he served as a SportsCenter anchor, baseball and football commentator, and baseball and boxing reporter.
1:41 – 1:58:30
Genes for sale: how a major court ruling could impact genetic research patents
It started with patents for DNA tests designed to gauge women’s risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer—a genetics company held an exclusive license for these tests that enabled them to control the market and even force other scientists to halt research projects involving the breast cancer genes. This week a U.S. District judge ruled that the genetics company “discovered” the DNA sequences that make up the two genes, but did not “invent” them, therefore invalidating seven patents related to the breast cancer test. While the ruling will certainly not be the last word in the argument of patenting genes it does complicate the effort of companies to turn profits off of genetic research—if DNA can’t be patented because it’s created by nature, about patents for proteins, enzymes, bacteria and other biological materials that get turned into useful medicines?
Sandra Park, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project & lead attorney on the gene patent case
- She represented the plaintiffs who brought the case (the ACLU is acting as the attorneys, not a direct party to the litigation). She argued the motions that were decided by the judge.
Kevin E. Noonan, partner at the patent firm McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff in
- He has a PhD in molecular biology and he is a patent attorney
2:06 – 2:30
Goodbye office, hello home? Working outside the cubicle
Many people think that working from home is a dream. Inc. magazine transformed that dream into a reality when it decided to publish its entire April issue without going to the office. Aside from some minor technical issues and difficulties juggling home and work life, production went fine. Staffers simply planned conference calls and used tools like Skype and instant messaging to communicate. So how necessary is the office… that cubicle filled world? Could this be the beginning of the workplace revolution?
Jane Berentson (BAIR-ent-sun), editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine, which delivers advice and services to help business owners start, run, and grow their businesses.
Kirk Aubry, Chief Operating Officer of gloStream, a company which supplies doctors with medical records software
- gloStream was founded five years ago as a virtual medical records company, selling software to doctors' offices. The approach worked well; costs were low, and salespeople had no choice but to be out in the field.
- But last year, management decided it was time to take the company physical because the organization had gotten too big to remain virtual.
2:30 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
From the latest in the Akashic Noir series: “Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, tony shopping centers where pilates classes are run like boot camp and real-estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice-cream parlors on Main Street, U.S.A., exist side-by-side with pho shops and taquerias. Orange County Noir takes you for a hardboiled tour behind the Orange Curtain where a reclusive rock star has lived way too long in his own head, a crooked judge uses the court for illicit means, a cab driver prowls the streets with more than the ticking meter on his mind, where cultures clash, housewives want more than the perfect grout cleaner, and nobody is who they seem to be.”
Gary Phillips, editor and contributor, “OC Noir;” he is also the coeditor of “The Cocaine Chronicles”
Dick Lochte, contributor, “OC Noir”
Dan Duling, contributor, “OC Noir”
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