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Air Date: May 31, 2011

Host: Vic Eliason

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Vic encouraged listener input on the following stories from the Crosstalk news desk:

–Doctors in England are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to prevent them from dying of thirst in a hospital. Dehydration contributes to the death of more than 800 hospital patients every year. Another 300 die malnourished.
–PepsiCo ignores criticism regarding use of cells from aborted babies in research.
–Planned Parenthood sues South Dakota abortion period waiting law.
–Democratic National Committee Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz denounces Republicans for believing that illegal immigration should be a crime.
–Abortion clinic anesthetist charged with infecting 54 patients with hepatitis C.
–New information appears to point to Kenya as President Obama’s birthplace.
–In January, President Obama named Lynn Hybels to his faith counsel. Hybels is a leader with the interdenominational, Willow Creek mega-church located in a suburb of Chicago. Her official title at the church is “Advocate for Global Engagement”. She is also a regular contributor to Sojourner’s Magazine, a progressive publication that devotes itself to the social justice agenda.
–Charlotte, NC church fined $100 per branch for improperly pruning its trees

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