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October 23rd, 2009
05:20 PM ET

Getting through to Your Teenager

Do you know how to talk to your teens about problems they may be facing during these tough economic times? Perhaps, we could help.

Layoffs, shrinking funds and escalating expenses are an overall bad combination for everyone. But sadly, too many Americans have become all too familiar with this.

And it's not just a worry for adults. The children in their lives are feeling the strain too.

This Saturday, we will be joined by a young author, Steve Simpson, who will share some of what he calls his tragic childhood experiences.

More importantly, he is imparting to all of us some guidelines on how to help troubled children during this economic crisis.

He's prepared to talk about crises involving kids from drug abuse to self esteem to suicide to running away.

We would like to hear from you.

Please share your questions and/or concerns with us and then tune in Saturday at 2pm ET.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
October 23rd, 2009
04:11 PM ET

Victory for Net Neutrality

The FCC put "Net Neutrality" on the books- Nicole and Tony tell you want it means to you!


Filed under: Nicole Lapin • Tony Harris
October 23rd, 2009
04:03 PM ET

Readin', Writin', Birthin'

800 girls in the student body. 115 of 'em pregnant, or already moms.

This week, we got schooled on the "new math" at Chicago's Robeson High.



October 23rd, 2009
01:28 PM ET

Courage, Sacrifice and 26.2 miles

Update: Way to go, Monica! She finished all 26.2 miles of the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday!

Kyra and our whole team were touched by Monica Velez's powerful story and by your response to helping her raise money for military families.

If you want to help her reach her goal you can still make a donation to TAPS on her website here.

Despite getting a brain injury while training, Monica ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. this weekend in honor of her fallen hero brothers and to raise money for military families through TAPS.

Watch Kyra's interview with Monica:

October 23rd, 2009
12:59 PM ET

What is the Public Option?

A lot of terms are floating around in the health care debate: public option, health care exchange, optional public option, etc.

Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen joined Tony Harris for a little Health Care 101.