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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

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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