I’ll Fly Away – Commentary

A lot of people learn to play an instrument for a while as a kid, some because their parents make them. But eventually they move on to other things – like art or sports – or they just get bored with it. But Erin Golackson tells us why music has always stuck with her—and helped her in the times when life just doesn’t make sense.

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Wagering The Jeopardy! Community

When you have a unique experience, you often want to find others who’ve shared it. And that’s even the case for people who’ve been on “Jeopardy!”. Twenty-six million Americans watch the show, but only a few hundred people are on it every year. And they’re starting to come together. Suzie Xie has more on this growing community.

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OxyContin May Not Be As Effective As Company Claims

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times released an investigation on OxyContin, the best selling painkiller that’s made $31 billion for Purdue Pharma since 1996. The Times found the 12-hour relief claim is bogus — it doesn’t actually last that long, which may give some insight into rising levels of abuse of and addiction to this drug and others like it. Katie Ferguson talked to Dr. Jack Kabazie, who directs the division of pain management at the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania about how he views pain relievers as the guy who prescribes them.

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Mourners Gather for Father Berrigan’s Funeral

The funeral of Father Daniel Berrigan was held today Friends and supporters of the famous activist celebrated his life with a peace march- starting at the lower east side and culminating at St Francis Xavier Church at West 16th street. There was a band – people sang and danced while holding signs that read peace and love.

But As Jephie Bernard reports the atmosphere was anything but somber.

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Who Run The (Anxious) World? Girls.

Adolescence has never been easy – from worries about school, friends and all the ways their bodies are changing, teenagers have it rough. Mental health experts say these worries are taking their toll. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health – anxiety is now the most common mental health diagnosis for college students. And this can be limiting, getting in the way of things you want to do in your life. As Åsa Secher reports, the focus is narrowing in on girls, who researchers say are twice as likely to be affected.

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