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Studio 619 for May 27, 2007

Metro Council interviewsIn this week’s show, Studio 619 brings you the latest three interviews in our series of conversations with Louisville’s Metro Council members. This week, we talked with District Sixteen Councilman Kelly Downard, District Seventeen Councilman Glen Stuckel, and District Eighteen Councilwoman Julie Racque Adams.Dr. Michael GregerThe U.S. Humane Society Public Health Director says the current strain of avian flu out of Asia may mutate into a virus that could trigger a pandemic. Dr. Michael Greger says the only way to eliminate the possibility of a pandemic avian flu is if we end the domestication of birds for food. Tune in to Studio 619 this week when WFPL’s Julie Goodwin talks with Dr. Greger about his new book, "Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching".Kirkpatrick SaleOur relationship with the earth and its resources is a hot topic for discussion these days. It is widely thought that human behavior is the main cause for global warming.According to author Kirkpatrick Sale, our attempt to dominate the earth began 70,000 years ago in response to a natural disaster. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Sale about his new book "After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination".Leroy SieversLeroy Sievers is fighting for his life. The producer for journalist Ted Koppel recently shared his experiences with cancer treatment with Koppel and the world in a Discovery Channel documentary called "Living With Cancer."Sievers has also found a voice for cancer patients on NPR. He’s been bringing NPR listeners his commentaries for months, and has also been composing a blog called "My Cancer."He spoke with WFPL’s Heidi Caravan about his health, the blog and the documentary.Listen to the show.

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