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Tuesday June 9, 2009

Guantanamo Detainee in NY Court

Ahmed Ghailani has become the first detainee to be transferred from Guantanamo into the United States to face trail. Ghailani is in New York City to be arraigned on 286 counts, including conspiring with Osama bin Laden to kill American citizens. We’ll speak with Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald and McClatchy newspapers, about what this might mean for other detainees.

Free Range Kids

Lenore Skenazy earned the nickname “America’s Worst Mom” after she let her nine-year-old son ride the New York City subway home alone. She answers her critics in “Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had, Without Going Nuts With Worry.” Her book is full of statistics supporting her premise that kids are safer today than when their parents were kids. She also has 14 “Commandments” for parents who want to give their kids a bit more freedom.

The People’s Court Chinese Style

Settling a family or property dispute in China can be frustrating because the courts often can’t or won’t settle small claims. So some Chinese are turning to television for mediation. The BBC’s Chris Hogg reports.

Ethics at Business Schools

A growing number of graduates at the nation’s business schools are formally pledging to act ethically in their professions. Some, for example, promise to refrain from advancing their own “narrow ambitions” at the expense of others. We talk with Dr. Angel Cabrera, president of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Students there are asked to take an oath of honor at graduation.

Colbert Report in Iraq

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert wore a camouflage suite and tie as he performed before hundreds of American troops from Iraq last night.

Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey on New Album

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple performing in 2006. (Flickr/Khaotikit)

Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple performing in 2006. (Flickr/Khaotikit)

Using jangly guitars, power chords and sweet harmonies, Holsapple and Stamey have been making great pop music since the early 80s, with their influential band, The dB’s. Their first record together in 17 years updates their sound but also hearkens back to their previous work. It’s called “Here and Now.” The record is out today and Holsapple and Stamey are supporting it with a brief tour.

Music from the show

  • Freddie Hubbard, “Gibraltar”
  • Tito Puente, “Royal T”
  • Ahmad Jamal, “Patterns”
  • Sonny Rollins, “Get Happy”
  • The dB’s, “Black and White”
  • Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, “Widescreen World”
  • Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, “Long Time Coming”
  • Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, “Begin Again”
  • Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, “Early in the Morning”
  • Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, “Here and Now”
Spotlight

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

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Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.