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March 30th, 2012
06:57 PM ET

Birth control may affect partner choice

Brooke Baldwin talks to sex therapist Judy Kuriansky about a woman's perception of men while they are taking birth control pills. A recent study suggests that while on the pill women have increased testosterone levels which may lead them to seek less dominant male partners.

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March 30th, 2012
05:50 PM ET

Trayvon Martin case stirs racial tension

Brooke Baldwin talks to NYU professor Charlton McIlwain about the racially polarizing nature of the Trayvon Martin case. McIlwain tells Brooke that, as with the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson cases, people of different races can feel implicated because of the outrage caused by Trayvon Martin's death, which leads to a greater racial divide.

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March 30th, 2012
05:41 PM ET

When it comes to kids and race, CNN study asks: Is what you see what you get?

Dave Schechter
Senior National Editor

While there is much still to be learned about the circumstances that led to the death of Trayvon Martin, public reaction to the Florida case makes clear that race relations remains an issue that generates heat in American society.

Consider two scenes from a school hallway. A white boy stands over a black boy who is knelt down picking up papers. What happened?

Now change the picture. A black boy stands over a white boy who is knelt down picking up papers. What happened?

CNN will use these and other images the week of April 2 to shine light on how children perceive matters of race in a series titled "AC360 Special Report: Kids on Race, The Hidden Picture,” to air at 8pE and 10pE, as well as online at the “AC360” blog at CNN.Com.

Here is Anderson Cooper talking about the program.

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March 29th, 2012
04:29 PM ET

Rep. Brown interview sparks debate on Twitter

Yesterday, Brooke was joined by Florida Rep. Corrine Brown to discuss the controversy surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. During the interview, Brown was asked if she and other African-American lawmakers would be as concerned about the case if Martin was not black. Brown responded by citing the case of a young white girl murdered in her district; however, she could not remember the young girl's name. The interview prompted a debate on Twitter and now, Brooke responds to the criticism.

Programming note:  Be sure to tune in for CNN's special town hall event, hosted by CNN's Soledad O'Brien.  "Beyond Trayvon" airs Friday night at 8:00 pm ET!

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March 28th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

Rep. Brown: Trayvon investigation 'a disaster'

Brooke is joined by Florida Rep. Corrine Brown to discuss the controversy surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.  Brown expresses frustration with both the Sanford Police Department and the media's coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.  She also addresses recent developments in the story that suggest that the police initially wanted to charge George Zimmerman in the case, but were stopped by the district attorney.  Brown says this is not about race, and hopes the new developments don't represent an attempt at a "cover-up" on the behalf of the Sanford Police Department.

Programming note:  Be sure to tune in for CNN's special town hall event, hosted by CNN's Soledad O'Brien.  "Beyond Trayvon" airs Friday night at 8:00 pm ET!

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March 27th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Small business owner: I don't want health insurance

Brooke speaks with David Klemencic, a small business owner and one of the plaintiffs in the ongoing Supreme Court case against the enaction of the Affordable Care Act.  Klemencic explains that buying health insurance is too expensive and not something that fits his needs.  He claims that being forced to purchase such insurance by the government would cause harm to him and his business.

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March 26th, 2012
01:05 AM ET

No Talking Points: Politicizing Trayvon Martin's Killing

President Barack Obama expressed sympathy for the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida on February 26. "If I had a son," the president said, "he'd look like Trayvon." Some Republican presidential candidates seized on those comments, calling them divisive. But Don Lemon asks, who's really politicizing this tragedy?


Filed under: Don Lemon
March 25th, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Could you be a victim of "compassion fatigue?"

Don Lemon talks to Human Behavior Expert Dr. Wendy Walsh.


Filed under: Anchors • Don Lemon
March 24th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Study: One party is tweeting 'more effectively'

Twitter is now a "political powerhouse," and one party is doing a better job of using it in Congress, according to a new, extensive study.
Be sure to check it out to see how much our lawmakers are using Twitter to attack - and how often they're tweeting about actual legislation.
The folks at Mashable point out that the findings just may come as a surprise.
Today in the Newsroom, we're breaking it down for you.
Also, the folks at Edelman have crunched some fresh numbers to name the current leaders for "most influential" and "most popular" members of Congress on Twitter. Check out that list on Facebook.
What do you think? Weigh in here or on Facebook or Twitter.


Filed under: Josh Levs
March 23rd, 2012
07:32 PM ET

#WeekWindDown March 23, 2012

March Madness is in full swing, and wouldn't you know it,  Brooke and our Executive Producer Angie Massie's alma maters are going head-to-head in the tournament. In this week's video, Brooke and Angie are putting bets down on their teams, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

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