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Monday February 15, 2010

U.S. Troops Facing Resistance In Marja

There are reports of multiple gun battles and sniper fire on U.S. troops as they press forward into the Taliban stronghold of Marja in southern Afghanistan. We have the latest from Rod Nordland, New York Times Correspondent in Afghanistan.

To Help Haiti, Expert Says Let Haitians Leave

The conversation about how to help Hait continues: our guest Michael Clemens says the most inexpensive and effective way to help Haitians would be to let them leave the country. Clemens is research fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Is The Solution To Haiti’s Housing Woes Fiberglass?

The Casa Dos Durasip House (Durasip.com)

The Mississippi-based company Durasip is proposing small fiberglass houses as a solution to the housing crisis in Haiti. The company makes 16′ x 20′ homes that can be built in a day by two people. We speak with John Pardue, Durasip’s sales and marketing director.

Winter Olympics Update

We get an update from Vancouver with Boston Globe sports reporter Shira Springer.

John McCain Is Feeling The Heat

The Tea Party is injecting some excitement into a U.S. Senate contest in Arizona. After almost three decades in the seat, Senator John McCain is now facing his most serious challenge yet. Former Congressman-turned talk radio host J. D. Hayworth is officially stepping into the Republican Primary race today. We talk about what’s at stake with Dan Nowicki, national political reporter for The Arizona Republic.  We also speak with J.D. Hayworth, from his campaign office in Scottsdale Arizona.

Smelt Fishing In America

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wbur/sets/72157623316534573/

Ice fishing is a popular winter tradition, and at this time of the season the prize catch is a small, but tasty fish called a smelt. Here and Now’s resident chef Kathy Gunst discovered the joys of smelt fishing, and dining, during a recent ice fishing expedition on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Music From The Show

  • Dntel, “Last Songs”
  • Charles Mingus, “Pedal Point Blues”
  • Peter Dixon, “Nagog Woods”
  • Christian McBride, “Theme for Kareem”
  • Rodrigo and Gabriela, “Logos”
Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.