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September 22nd, 2010
01:30 PM ET

Family Dinners & Drug Use

Today on the show, we talked about how having more family dinners will help keep your kids away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  The research came from a report called The Importance of Family Dinners VI.

To read the complete report and all the lovely bar graphs & line graphs, click here.

The research comes from The National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse.  To check out their website, click here.

It was all to help promote Family Day: A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children scheduled for Monday, September 27.  For more information, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors
September 22nd, 2010
12:37 PM ET

THE BIG I: Making Better Food Choices

If you have any kind of dietary restriction, or if you're at all leery about what's in the food at your favorite restaurants, there is new technology out there that could change your eating habits and your life.  Its called Usable Health and its being developed by researchers at the GVU Center at Georgia Institute of Technology.

To check out Usable Health, click here.

To read about the other groundbreaking research at the GVU Center at Georgia Tech, click here.

This technology will be highlighted at FutureMedia Fest 2010 in October.  For more information on the fest, click here.

And to see the segment that ran on CNN, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
September 22nd, 2010
10:27 AM ET

Megachurch Pastor Faces Sex Claims

Bishop Eddie Long is accused of betraying the trust of those who follow him. Two men have filed lawsuits, claiming he coerced them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. Long is a nationally-known minister, and the claims are in shocking contrast to his public image. He passionately crusades against homosexuality. Long's success as a pastor is undeniable. Two decades after taking over a small church, his followers now number 25,000.

A spokesman for Eddie Long denies the allegations. Art Franklin spoke to our John Roberts earlier on CNN's American Morning. He said the claims against Bishop Long are without merit. CNN’s Kyra Phillips spoke with BJ Bernstein. She represents the two men who accuse Long of the sexual coercion.

Watch CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips M-F from 9-11am ET.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
September 22nd, 2010
03:59 AM ET

Genetically Altered Salmon: Sound Fishy?

Tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, and corn have all been genetically altered. Now salmon could be next. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration are debating it and will decide if genetically engineered salmon is safe for you to eat. The fish injected with growth hormones are able to reach store shelves in 16 to 18 months versus the industry average 30 months. However critics do have some unidentified health concerns.

So, how would you feel if genetically engineered salmon was on the menu at a restaurant or end up on your dinner table? Would you be willing to try or would just stop eating salmon all together? CNN's Kyra Phillips talks with a food expert about it.

Watch CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips at 9am ET M-F.