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October 14th, 2010
02:40 PM ET

Scientist's Fight for Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Bernie Ellis is a public health scientist who grew marijuana on his farm in Tennessee to help
dull the pain from Fibromyalgia and degenerative disorder in his hip and spine.
That's until the federal government raided the farm– and sent him to jail. Now he's fighting
back to get medical marijuana legalized in his home state. Tony Harris has this story.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Tony Harris
October 14th, 2010
12:59 PM ET

THE BIG I: Carrying a Tune with an App

Today's Big I focused on music technology.  We highlighted the iPhone app LaDiDa.  It uses artificial intelligence to automatically compose music to match your voice....even if you can't carry a tune.

To check out the LaDiDa app, click here.

To see the other music technology research going on at Georgia Tech, click here.

Also Delonda Morgan Harvey sang as part of the segment today.  To hear more from her, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • The Big I
October 14th, 2010
10:25 AM ET

Q & A Today: Are We Heading For a Global Currency War?

The U.S. says China MUST let the value of its currency rise, to discourage that country’s enormous trade imbalance with the U.S..  China says the U.S. is deliberately trying to lower the value of the dollar to make U.S. produced goods more attractive to foreign buyers and to discourage imports of Chinese made-products into the U.S.. Currency watchers say this could escalate into a world-wide “Currency War” as big importing countries line up behind the U.S., and net exporting countries side with China.

Tune in to Q&A today at 2:00ET/1:00CT and watch Richard Quest and Ali Velshi compete to provide you with the best answer to whether we’re headed for a currency war and why it matters to you

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Q&A