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May 5th, 2009
08:29 AM ET



9:20: Autism Brain Images - Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Heidi live from CNN's new "Magic Board." He'll talk about a new study that says the size of your toddler's brain may help doctors pinpoint if and when your child will develop autism.

9:45 The "Internet's Holy Grail"? - There's a new computer search service out there. A British newspaper says it could "change the internet forever." Others say it's no big deal–the folks at Google can stop holding their breath. Stephen Shankland from CNET News joins us to talk about how it works, how you can get it, and whether or not it will change your life.

10:30 Snapshot Across America - Class of '09. Throughout this month, you'll see special "Class of '09" segments on the Heidi Show. Today we'll talk to 3 graduating college seniors. None could find the right paying job. Instead, they're coming up with creative alternatives that allow them to pursue their interests, gain experience, and pay the bills. Parents out there - you should watch! You can pass along ideas to your graduating son/daughter...and increase the chances that they won't come home and crash on your couch the rest of their lives.

Filed under: Class of '09 • Heidi Collins
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  1. Mary Lee

    My son is graduating this Friday from MSU and has plans to work and attend graduate school. It is required for his profession. We were able to educate him through the Mich Education Trust for his bachelors degree, but even the university systems are handing out less graduate assistanceships due to their own financial problems. He was offered a prestigious fellowship that was cancelled because of that university's hiring freeze. What is the best strategy for him so that he doesn't end up having significant debt at graduate school costs before he really hits the job market

    May 5, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  2. Leona

    On Heidi's show this morning there was a segment about an upcoming web sight for research. I know that it is in the future but as a reference librarian I am interested in the development. Is there some additional information? I was not able to locate anything from today's website.
    Thanks for your attention. Leona

    May 5, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  3. Rochelle Leonard

    My 2-year-old grandson is suspected of having autism. An evaluation is being done by Child Find in Denver, CO, where he and his parents live. How can I get a transcript of Dr. Gupta's report on "brain size" as it relates to autism? I think I saw his report on Heidi's show on Tues., May 5, '09. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Rochelle

    May 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  4. Carrie A

    Rochelle, I just sent you the Dr. Gupta segment.

    If anyone else would like a transcript from a CNN show, you can check here:

    May 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  5. jeff

    What's amazing to me is that this young lady never answered the question, the question wasn't what's her opinion of same sex marriage, the question was whether or not the other states should follow suit, that Vermont has. No media outlet to my knowledge has addressed this or pointed that out.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  6. scott

    My favorite MJ moment? When his hair caught on fire during the Pepsi commercial shoot.

    Just kidding, but you begged that question with asking us to blog this.

    What we all can't wait for is for the talking heads to shut up about this crap. The dude most likely died from using illegal drugs.

    Why are we honoring someone like that? Making him a martyr? The world will soon know that we should be honoring the true king who died 2000 years ago.

    July 7, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  7. victoria

    I am listening on CNN to the representative from Winterset IA talking at his town hall meeting-occurs to me that a fundamental issue to this whole discussion is that people should stop electing buffoons to govt. that clearly don’t represent their interests. This guy can’t even string a sentence together and respond in cohesive English to the questions of his constituents. When the woman who asked about what he is doing about the thugs at the insurance companies that make insurance costs so unaffordable she can’t get healthcare for her 2 kids, his response was some awkward illogical sentence about how they are trying to stop discrimination for people with pre-existing conditions-not answering her at all. When are these people going to see these supposed representatives don’t represent them at all-open your eyes people of IA

    August 12, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  8. Marie

    I found out this morning that our local elementary school (Bellaire, OH) is NOT televising Obama's speech to our youth. I was told by the school superintendent that he was inundated with anti-speech phone calls last week and the decision was made to forego this message.

    This decision was made BEFORE anyone knew the content of this message. I am furious, and will be bringing my grandson home to view our presedent's message on education.

    the excuses I have heard are so very lame at this point. Local people politicized this speech long before being aware of the message. The school is sending the politicized message and I believe a racist one at that. Reagan and Bush's messages were aired many years ago – the writing is on the wall, as to the views of our POTUS. This is a sad commentary on the state of our society.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  9. Bev Campbell

    Media? trust? some implicity if we watch CNN
    others definitely not. Its the person not the industry

    Also How many people voted in 08? 51% + of them voted for Obama
    not 51% of American public.

    If you don't vote, keep your comments to your self.
    Maybe the system of the inked thumb for voters is a good idea?

    September 16, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  10. Linda

    If he weren't rich and famous no one would have any problem with the perv finally facing his crime. I think I remember them telling us in grade school that one of the great things about America is that we have a system that attempts to provide equal protection under the law. We all see that justice is easily purchased but it's nice to know every so often we look at the crime and say wait just because your rich and famous and can easily escape justice we will still hold you accountable if we can. I say fry the perve!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  11. Chris

    Cheers to the Nobel Peace Prize comittee that selected President Barak Obama. Cheers for their acknowledgement for all of his efforts to repair the carnage left behind from the previous administration regarding our reputation around the world.

    Cheers to President Obama for his valiant efforts, despite hatred, jealousy and yes, racism. What has he done? His administration, in just 9 months has begun to unravel the financial devastation created by 8 years of an incompetant, greedy, arrogant Republican regime that singlehandedly nearly destroyed "the American dream" and years of efforts to have peace and unity in the world.

    Jeers to Michael Steele for allowing himself to be used as a 'front man" to advance a clandestine agenda – to convince the American people the conservative agenda is genuinely concerned about the 'average Joe" when in fact all they care about is keeping the top 1% of America wealthy and obliterating the middle class!

    October 9, 2009 at 10:27 am |
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