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September 5th, 2009
11:19 AM ET

Hilda Solis: First Latina Labor Secretary

"Pioneros: Latino Firsts"

CNN's Brianna Keilar sits down for a one-on-one interview with Hilda Solis, the first Latina Secretary of Labor. The secretary also takes Keilar on an insightful tour of her office at the Department of Labor. The interview inaugurates CNN's new series, "Pioneros: Latino Firsts."


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September 5th, 2009
10:58 AM ET

Scared about swine flu?

The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a presidential advisory panel.

So we want to know what you think about swine flu? Does the threat of a potential outbreak scare you? Do you, your family, or your school have a flu-prevention plan?

Leave us a comment, a question, or concerned. Then watch Fredricka Whitfield Saturday September 5th at 4 P.M. ET as she explores this topic and answers your questions in our Swine flu theme hour!


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
September 5th, 2009
10:57 AM ET

Taking the LEED!

Leadership in energy and environmental design–LEED–as it's called in short, is a great building ratings system developed by the U.S. Green Building council. Commerical properties, healthcare facilities and now even schools across the country are becomng LEED certified.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield takes us to one of those schools.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 5th, 2009
10:57 AM ET

H1N1 Vaccine

While H1N1 is a big concern, parents are especially worried since the new school year is underway or just starting. This morning, T.J. Holmes spoke with an epidemiologist from the Center of Disease Control about the H1N1 vaccine expected in mid-October.

September 5th, 2009
10:55 AM ET

A lifeline for uninsured

For every one person without health insurance, there are two people who don't have dental.

That means 100 million people in the U.S. go without dental coverage.

Those lucky enough to live in Atlanta can seek help from a free dental clinic.

Though overwhelmed with high demand, the clinic gives hope and smiles by serving only those patients who can't afford dental coverage.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield explains.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 5th, 2009
10:46 AM ET

Cash for Clunkers: Unplugged

Do you have a dishwasher that's so old it's being used as a drying rack? Like I do? Then you'll want to check this out:

Join TJ Holmes and Brooke Baldwin in Betty Nguyen back here tomorrow in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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September 5th, 2009
10:36 AM ET

Report: Women nearly 50% of workforce

Rising unemployment is apparently translating into more jobs for women.

Thursday, we got word of new labor department statistics that show women now make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce. And it's the economy.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield spoke with April Nagel, founder and chief executive officer of "First-Pro Staffing and Executive Search Incorporated" about her perspective on this growing trend.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 5th, 2009
10:30 AM ET

The boy who cries blood

Calvino Inman is young boy in Tennessee who apparently cries blood.
Doctors say he suffers with a rare condition anddon't really know much about what causes it.

The boy and his mother are on a campaign for a cure. They spoke with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 5th, 2009
05:09 AM ET

School Speech Controversy: Your thoughts?

Next Tuesday President Barack Obama plans to deliver a TV and web address to the nation's school children.

Aides say Mr. Obama will stress the need to work hard and stay in school during his webcast. Earlier this week the White House sent some suggested lesson plans and handouts to teachers to accompany the speech.

Many conservative parents don't think it's that simple. They're convinced the President will use the classroom speech to advance his political agenda. Some schools have already decided not to show the President's speech.

What do you think? Leave your comments below. We may air some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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September 5th, 2009
04:38 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

Police in south Georgia charge a man with murder in the deaths of eight members of his own family.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announces a $100,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for setting what has become the largest wildfire in the history of Los Angeles county.

How fast is Swine Flu spreading in the U.S.? And what about a vaccine? Our TJ Holmes interviews an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease and Control on the H1N1 epidemic.

Scientists hope the internet will play a big role in fighting Swine Flu. Our Josh Levs shows us how.

Join TJ and Josh in the CNN Newsroom - Brooke Baldwin's in for Betty Nguyen beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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