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May 20th, 2009
09:38 PM ET

"These are human rights violations"

Strong words from the man behind the Government Accountability Office's report, "SECLUSIONS AND RESTRAINTS – Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers".

Gregory Kutz joined Kyra to talk about the report, and his testimony at yesterday's House hearing into the use of those practices.

May 20th, 2009
09:36 PM ET

Dude, Where's My Car Question?

We put a call out this morning for your car-buying/selling/trading questions - and then Kyra threw some of them at Chip Perry, CEO of Autotrader.com, and William Strickland, owner of Bellamy Strickland Automotive, a GM dealer down the road in McDonough, Georgia.

Have a look!

PS: Even after we'd wrapped that segment, your questions kept coming. So we're going to forward them on to Misters Perry and Strickland; watch this space for answers & updates!

May 20th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
May 20th, 2009
11:31 AM ET

The :30 Pitch-Looking for a job?

Have you been laid off from your job? Did you lose your job due to downsizing? Are you still looking for work? We want to hear from you. If you're a regular viewer of CNN NewsRoom with Kyra Phillips you've probably seen one of our 30 Second Pitch segments. We're trying to link up job seekers with potential employers. If you want to be part of the pitch please get in touch with us here or send a tweet @KyraCNN.


CNN viewer Clint White got in touch with us through our blog and we aired his pitch earlier this month.

May 20th, 2009
10:40 AM ET

It's On!! American Idol: Who Should Win??

Who should win American Idol – Kris or Adam? The big showdown is tonight … Heidi and Josh debated the merits of the two contestants. Who should be the next American Idol? Heidi and Josh really got into it! Check it out:


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins
May 20th, 2009
09:29 AM ET

Michael Vick- To Play or Not to Play?

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will spend the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement. Vick, 28, pleaded guilty in August 2007 to a federal charge of bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in Virginia. He is expected to be released from federal custody July 20, but he will be on probation for three years. Vick hopes to persuade NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him. What do you think? Should Michael Vick be allowed to play? Leave us a comment.

iReport.com: Does Vick deserve a second chance? Check out this assignment.


Filed under: Tony Harris • Tony's Blog Bonus
May 20th, 2009
09:16 AM ET

The Young and Jobless

Unemployment among the nation’s youngest workers is almost 9 points higher than the national average.  A new group is trying to change that – by pushing lawmakers to support programs that will build jobs for young people.  In our 9 a.m. ET hour, Josh Levs will speak with a head of 80millionstrong.org.  We’d love to hear from you.  What are your experiences? What do you think needs to be done?


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins
May 20th, 2009
09:14 AM ET

Michael Vick’s future: What do you think?

Michael Vick is out of prison, after serving time on dogfighting charges. Should he be reinstated into the NFL?

What do you think?

Post your comments.


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins