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Studio 619 for April 15, 2007

Alternative MedicineAlternative medicine is all the buzz lately, but what should we really know before we take that supplement or sign up for those acupuncture treatments? Should we stop our prescription medications or forego the surgery? Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with author Christine Larson about the facts and science behind alternative medicine and her new book "Alternative Medicine: The Savvy Consumer’s Guide to Healthcare".Metro CouncilLouisville’s Metro Council was formed with the old city of Louisville merged with Jefferson County’s government. Suddenly, what was once a fiscal court consisting of representatives for nearly 250,000 residents each became a council of 26 members, each with around 26,000 constituents.But what progress has been made since that first election in 2002? Is the council functioning as its creators intended?As Louisville residents continue to learn about and adjust to their new representative body, WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders spoke with each council member about the effectiveness of the council, their role in the legislative process and how the public can become more involved.Timothy TysonOn May 12, 1970, Henry "Dickie" Marrow, a black man, was gunned down by a white shopkeeper in Oxford, North Carolina. At the time author Timothy Tyson was a boy in Oxford and friends with the shopkeeper’s son. The resulting race riots and social upheaval would have a profound impact on Tyson and eventually become the book "Blood Done Sign My Name". Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks to this year’s Grawemeyer Award in Religion winner Timothy Tyson. This interview contains language some listeners may find offensive. Josh GolderA Boston-based documentary filmmaker is looking for Louisvillians who are willing to share their hopes and dreams with the world. Josh Golder has chosen twelve cities in America, including Louisville, to find interview subject for his new documentary "Dream". It will includes the stories of people’s dreams and how the plan to make them happen. WFPL’s Rick Howlett spoke with Golder about the project.Listen to the show.

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