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September 29th, 2010
01:29 PM ET

Making Better Food Choices

Today on the show we featured a website called Usable Health and a program called Meal Swap.  To check it out for yourself, click here.

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


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • The Big I
September 29th, 2010
12:50 PM ET

THE BIG I: Augmented Reality

Today's Big I was all about bringing the data online to the world around you...literally.   We introduced you to Argon, augmented reality web browsing technology developed by researchers at Georgia Tech.

To read up on Augmented Reality, click here.

To check out KHARMA, the architecture on which Argon is built, click here.

Augmented reality technology will be highlighted at GA Tech's FutureMedia Fest next week.  To check out the details, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
September 29th, 2010
06:38 AM ET

School Lunches Or Food Stamps?

The First Lady is facing strong opposition not from republicans, but democrats when it comes to passing a child nutrition bill in congress prior to a September 30th deadline. The bill would take away $2.2 billion dollars from the food stamps program to pay for an overhaul to the school lunch program which has not seen reform for five years now. The program aims to bring fresh fruit, vegetables, and new healthy alternatives to cafeterias across the country.

Looking back to your days of school lunches what were your favorites or do you just have horror stories? C'mon we wanna hear from you. Kyra Phillips will read some of them during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.


Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips
September 29th, 2010
04:07 AM ET

Atheists & Agnostics Ace Religion Test

People of faith may "know God"…but knowing about God– that's a different story. The Pew Research Center quizzed Americans on their knowledge of religion. And listen to this: the highest scorers were not the devout believers... They were actually Atheists and Agnostics! The people who have rejected religion outright or aren't exactly sure. Mormons and Jews came a close second, outperforming Protestants and Roman Catholics when it came to knowing details about all religions. It was even more shocking to see that people claiming a religion couldn't even answer simple questions about their own faith!

For example, more than half of Protestants couldn't even identify Martin Luther as the man who led the establishment of the Protestant church. The quiz was 32 questions long... The average number of correct answers: 16. That’s half. Seems like a lot of wrong answers for a nation where just about four in five people says they belong to some sort of religious group.

World renowned spiritual leaders Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Reverend Art Cribbs of the San Marino United Church of Christ spoke with CNN’s Kyra Phillips.


Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
September 29th, 2010
03:40 AM ET

The Safety of Lasik Surgery Questioned

The quest for 20/20 vision… Millions of people want it and have undergone Lasik surgery to get it to correct their vision. But the man who was a key proponent to approve laser eye surgery is now speaking out against it. Former Food and Drug Administration official Morris Waxler sees things differently now. Waxler is petitioning the FDA to strengthen warnings and regulations regarding Lasik…. To stop what he calls an “epidemic of permanent vision problems” caused by Lasik.

CNN’s Kyra Phillips spoke with Morris Waxler and Dr. Stephen Slade who performed the first Lasik surgery in the U.S.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips