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Heard it through the grapevine...July 2009

David Kessler, the former FDA commissioner known for taking on Big Tobacco, has a new health concern in his sights: obesity. Listen to his 2007 Great Conversations appearance with Allen Levine, and hear about the Oprah episode that got him interested in obesity and his take on the American food industry. (Scroll down to the 2007 series.)

Mettle's tagline says it all: "Tough times don't last. Tough people do." Each year, students in the School of Journalism's Magazine Editing and Production class produce a full-scale magazine. This year's magazine, Mettle, takes an in-depth look at the current recession and its effect on the millennial generation. What's more, the printed magazine is accompanied by a robust Web site that rivals many professional sites. Check it out for a look at what's on the mind of this year's crop of University graduates.

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