Vice President Al Gore has been on the forefront of warning against global warming for many years. His critically acclaimed documentary on the subject, An Inconvenient Truth, is up for Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Music Written for a Motion Picture. PLUS, Joe Hunter, who died last week at the age of 79, was one of the Funk Brothers, the session musicians who helped create the Motown Sound. He could be heard on such hits as “Money” by Barrett Strong, “Shop Around” by The Miracles and “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas. AND David Edelstein reviews the German film The Lives of Others.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that girls be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV) at age 12. An increasing number of states are considering laws mandating the vaccine despite concerns from some that it promotes promiscuity and infringes on the rights of parents. We talk with Penn bioethicist ART CAPLAN and JAMES COLGROVE a public health historian from Columbia University.