What Will The Health Care Summit Produce?
President Obama and lawmakers meet to talk about healthcare reform. Can they accomplish anything of substance? Karen Tumulty of Time magazine is our guest.
Is Temple Grandin Changing How Animals Are Treated?
For 35 years Temple Grandin has used her autism to better understand animals and make the meat industry more humane. She is the focus of a new film on HBO and her book, “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals,” has just been released in paperback.
The Case Against Amy Bishop
Several investigations are now underway in Massachusetts involving Amy Bishop, who is accused of shooting and killing three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama at Huntsville two weeks ago. The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts will review the investigation of an unsolved attempted bombing in 1993, in which Bishop and her husband were suspects. And police in Braintree, Massachusetts are re-examining Bishop’s fatal shooting of her brother in 1986. Here and Now’s Fred Thys reports.
Hunger Strikes, Force-Feeding, and the Doctor’s Dilemma
About 25 to 35 detainees are on hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay right now. U.S. policy supports force-feeding detainees or prisoners in American facilities, saying it’s necessary to preserve life. Doctors must oversee the process, which can put them in an ethical bind. We talk about the dilemma with Dr. Sondra Crosby, director of medical services at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights.
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A marquee event concludes in Vancouver tonight, as the world’s best women figure skaters glide into their medal round. Skating legend, now NBC Olympics commentator, Dick Button joins us from the Winter Games to preview the free skate and talk about how the sport has changed since he won back-to-back golds at the Winter Olympics.
Music From The Show
- The Benevento, “Sunny’s Song”
- The Funk Brothers, “Keep Me Hangin’ On”
- Moby, “Inside”
- The Wee Trio, “Flint”
- Moby, “Myopia”
- Christian McBride, “Theme for Kareem”
- Lay Low “The Reason Why My Heart’s in Misery”
- Patsy Cline “Crazy”