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Studio 619 for September 2, 2007

Colon Cancer AwarenessIt’s the cancer no one wants to talk about but can be most prevented by early screening. Colon cancer kills more people each year in the U.S. than AIDS and breast cancer combined and is the number two cancer killer in Kentucky. So how can we combat this health threat? WFPL’s Robin Fisher talks with Dr. Whitney Jones about Colon Cancer Awareness, the Colon Cancer Prevention Project and getting the word out.The Thin ThirtyAuthor Shannon Ragland’s new book is called "The Thin Thirty: The Untold Story of Brutality, Scandal and Redemption for Charlie Bradshaw’s 1962 Kentucky Football Team." It tells the story of a football team that went through harsh winter conditioning seasons that were illegal by NCAA standards and possibly cheated in a game against Xavier. Ragland spoke with WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders.Sheldon BermanThe Jefferson County Public School District has been the topic of several news stories this year. Its student assignment policy was deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the district has been looking at ways to change the process to eliminate the use of race but maintain integration in the school system.Superintendent Sheldon Berman spoke to the downtown Louisville Rotary Club last week. He shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court decision and the evolution of education in America.Listen to the show.