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June 11th, 2012
05:43 PM ET

Water-powered "jetpacking"

Just in time for summer, a new hydro-powered jetpack has made its debut.  Technology expert Katie Linendoll got the chance to try out the new gear and tells CNN's Alina Cho it was quite remarkable to strap on the unit and "take it to the skies."

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June 11th, 2012
04:29 PM ET

Mandy Moore fights for global health

Actress and musician Mandy Moore is visiting Washington this week to raise awareness for a cause she feels very passionate about: global health.  After spending some time in South Sudan and seeing some of the issues first-hand, Moore says she couldn't help but get involved in the global health arena.  She tells CNN's Alina Cho that she is impressed by the work being done and hopes that by lending her voice she can encourage others to "get behind the good fight."

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May 28th, 2012
06:39 PM ET

The AOL Squatter

 Eric Simons left his home of Chicago after he landed a gig with AOL to start a program that would help educational business ventures.  But, when the money ran out, he didn’t want to go home.  For two months, he dodged security and lived in one of AOL’s offices in California.  He tells Brooke what it was like to live off 30 bucks a month, literally “eating scraps.”  

 

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May 28th, 2012
05:49 PM ET

Gay bar bans bachelorette parties

Brooke talks with David Cooley, the owner of a gay bar in West Hollywood, who has banned bachelorette parties from his club.  He says that while he's happy for the brides-to-be, he decided to ban the parties in the belief that it's hurtful; not everyone can have that same type of celebration. He tells Brooke that he hopes other bar and club owners will take a stand for same-sex marriage and ban these parties until everyone has the same rights.

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May 28th, 2012
04:28 PM ET

Debating gay rights over dinner

 On Thursday, same-sex marriage opponent Tony Perkins told Brooke he had never been to the home of a married, same-sex couple.  After hearing that, Jennifer Chrisler, the leader of an LGBT group, sent a letter inviting Perkins to her home for dinner.  She says that by "breaking bread together," she hopes to open up the conversation, and give Perkins a glimpse into the life of a same-sex couple.

 

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April 23rd, 2012
05:02 PM ET

Catching up with Dolly

For decades, Dolly Parton has been entertaining folks with movies, books, even a theme park. But, in her own mind, it’s her music that means everything.  On this week’s Music Monday, the country music legends talks with Brooke about her lasting success as a cultural icon.

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April 20th, 2012
06:50 PM ET

Protecting Hollywood’s young performers

You know him as “Willis” from the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.”  Now, Todd Bridges is speaking out against child sexual abuse and in support of a new bill that would get tough on anyone with unsupervised access to child performers. He shares his own struggle with abuse and tells Brooke that he hopes by telling his story he can prevent others from going through what he did.

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April 20th, 2012
05:56 PM ET

'You Can't Fix Stupid' Firestorm

One high school principal has been reassigned to another position after showing Comedian Ron White’s “You Can’t Fix Stupid” bit to faculty members. Now, the comedian himself is speaking out and shares with Brooke why he feels this reassignment is an “atrocity.”

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April 16th, 2012
06:01 PM ET

It’s "fun." at number one

On this edition of Music Monday, Brooke talks with the band fun., whose music is simply that: fun. They share the story behind their hit song “We Are Young,” their musical influences, and why their band name is “fun.” Period. 

 

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April 16th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

A mission to end child abuse

 

The head of Every Child Matters, Michael Petit, says right now it’s an “accident of geography” whether a child will die from abuse. He talks with Brooke about efforts being made to create a national strategy for preventing child abuse in America.


 

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