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August 27th, 2010
06:20 AM ET

From Today's Show: Thursday, August 26, 2010:

THE BIG I: They may be pesky and ruin a few good picnics but we can learn a thing or two from bugs! Yes–bugs! Specifically ANTS!

Peter Miller joined us to talk all about these unbelievable creatures for our BIG I. Discover more than you can imagine right here!

MISSION POSSIBLE: A Nobel Peace Prize winner who believes anyone can change the world. Muhammad Yunus joined Ali today.  If you missed it, don't worry. You can learn all about this remarkable man right here!

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Mission Possible • The Big I • XYZ
August 26th, 2010
02:06 PM ET


Your finances can be hard enough to navigate on your own, but what do you do when you add another person to the mix?  For starters, discuss your credit history.  "When you're willing to take your clothes off in one way with each other, you should be willing to get financially naked as well, “ says Manisha Thakor, co-author of the book “Get Financially Naked.”  Join us this Saturday at 2pm ET for more tips from Thakor.  Plus post any questions you have and we’ll answer them live on the air!

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
August 26th, 2010
08:18 AM ET
August 26th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

Special Olympics bars student with special needs

This morning we talked with 17-year old Jenny Youngwith and her mother Janice. The family has filed a lawsuit against the Special Olympics and the West Chicago Community High School where Jenny is enrolled. The organization and school have prohibited Jenny from playing on the school’s Special Olympics basketball and running teams.
Jenny, who has cerebral palsy and fatigues easily because of respiratory problems, uses a service dog to get around. The dog carries her oxygen tank. For the last six years Jenny, along with her service dog, has been playing basketball for a special education program at Northern Illinois University. However, Jenny is really disappointed that she is not allowed to play with her classmates at her high school.
We want to hear your thoughts on this story: should the family give up or should the Special Olympics of Illinois try to accommodate Jenny? Email us your comments and Kyra will read some of your responses during the 10am hours of CNN Newsroom

Filed under: Kyra Phillips • What the...?
August 25th, 2010
12:58 PM ET

Kenny Wallace Comes to the Newsroom!

Did you see the Big I today? It came with a special visitor – 9 Time NASCAR Nationwide Winner Kenny Wallace!

You can read all about him here!

You can read all about today's Big I here!

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
August 25th, 2010
12:25 PM ET

This Week's Q&A: Can you say HOLIDAY!?

It's becoming ever clearer that we love our holidays and vacations!

Whether it is a cruise, a few nights camping under the stars, a package tour or a deluxe week in a spa (my kind of week!) we are prepared to spend money on getting away from it all. We need our holidays to recharge our batteries.

Some of you watching will be bathing in weeks of annual leave to take. Others will barely get a long weekend with pay.

On this week's Q&A Ali Velshi and Richard Quest will be going head to head debating the entitlement to paid annual leave. They will be looking at the benefits of a vacation for employees, employers and the economy.

Surely this is a win win!? There will also be our head to head quiz – The guys are one-all at the moment....will that last? The "voice" is digging into the recesses of our producing minds to put them to the test!

All chant together..





Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Q&A
August 24th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

From Today's Show: August 24, 2010:

So what happens when you cross an airbag and a motorcycle jacket? You get today's Big I! Pretty interesting stuff. If you tuned in and want to know more. Check it out:  

The Big I: Air Jackets for Motorcyclists

Filed under: Ali Velshi • CNN Newsroom • The Big I
August 24th, 2010
07:54 AM ET

What type of eggs do you buy?

The latest salmonella outbreak involving millions of eggs is bringing up a familiar discussion.

Which eggs are best? Factory eggs, cage-free or organic?

We want to know what type of eggs do you buy and why?

Email us your responses and Kyra will read them during our egg recall conversation during the 10am hour of CNN Newsroom.

August 23rd, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Extra Charges for Overweight Customer

A Georgia woman says she was charged an extra five dollars after treating herself to a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch at a DeKalb County Nail Salon. The manager told her the surcharge was due to costly repairs of broken chairs by overweight customers. She says the chairs have a weight capacity of 200 pounds and cost $2,500 to fix. The Georgia woman argued that it constituted discrimination. The manager refunded the money but asked her not to come back to the salon.

Who do you think is right? Email us your comments and Kyra will read some of them in the 10am hour eastern.

Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips
August 23rd, 2010
08:35 AM ET

Overwhelmed & Desperate Parents: Where to Turn

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Shaquan Duley is accused of suffocating her two toddler boys on August 15.  The sheriff of Orangeburg County, South Carolina says Duley is showing remorse and the 29-year-old mother is poor, jobless, and was overwhelmed after her mother had just yelled at her for not taking care of the children.
While Duley's charges are inexcusable, her situation highlights a problem that advocates say is only getting worse in this down economy: parents, who don't abuse their kids or drugs, are on the brink, desperate, and unaware there are options for them.
Don Lemon talked to Cyd Wessel, Senior Director of Healthy Families America, part of Prevent Child Abuse America, about what help overwhelmed parents can receive.  Call (800)CHILDREN for programs in your area.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
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