By Libby Lewis, CNN
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(CNN) – It used to be, if you were gay, you were considered mentally ill.
It’s a good example of how the lines are drawn between what we decide is illness, and what we decide is just being human.
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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:
"What was certainly one of the worst weeks for the Obama administration, but not the worst week Presidents have ever had." FULL POST
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(CNN) - Dear Fellow Parents who are worried about what college their children will get into and, after those children graduate from college, what will become of them in their professional and personal lives.
Please – before your next bout of worrying – listen to the story of Jen Lancaster.
Jen Lancaster does not have a roadmap for you to follow. And it’s not the path you probably have in mind for your children.
Because what parent would ever design a roadmap for their child that includes 11 years to complete an undergraduate degree? That’s how long it took Jen Lancaster to get her degree from Purdue University. FULL POST
By Jim Roope, CNN
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(CNN) - A quarter of the estimated 11-million illegal immigrants in the U.S. live in California. That's according to a recent study from the University of Southern California. The study also shows that in some parts of Los Angeles, one in three people have no legal right to be there.
[1:10] “When you are so poor and you don’t even have three meals a day, the only thing you think about is going to a place where you’ll be able to feed your kid. You don’t even realize that there is a border to cross. You don’t know that.”
Isabel Medina crossed into the U.S. from Mexico illegally in 1996, with her husband Felipe and then 1-year-old child. Since arriving 17 years ago, she’s had two other children who are lawfully U.S. citizens. Her family receives no government subsidies; no welfare, no food stamps, nothing. They do take advantage of the public school system. She lives with the daily fear of her family being broken up. FULL POST
By Gavin Godfrey, CNN
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Columbus, Ohio's WWCD-FM is a throwback. It's one of just a handful of independent, major-market commercial music stations left in America.
If the state of radio in the country seems bleak, that's not something you can sense when speaking to the staff at WWCD, dubbed, "The Alternative Station."
I traveled with CNN.com writer Todd Leopold for his story on the state of commercial music radio in the United States and we wanted to capture a day in the life of one the last truly unique stations left.