Children Fly Without IDs And Buy Tickets With Cash
An 11-, 13- and 15-year old bought airline tickets at the Jacksonville International Airport with the cash they had earned babysitting. They then cruised through security, with no identification, and flew off to Nashville. After landing, they called home and, with police involvement, flew back to Jacksonville that evening. Reporter Erin Hawley spoke with the kids and their parents. She’s with First Coast News, the ABC/NBC television affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida.
Prof. Gets On Planes And Into Conversations About Race
Mary Beth Gasman‘s seat mates are usually surprised to find out she studies African American history – mostly because she’s white. But Gasman says it also frees people to ask questions they wouldn’t otherwise, like: What is a black college? Why do we have black colleges? Why are young black people empowered by a black president? She even gets asked questions that bother her like, Why are young black men more promiscuous than other men? Gasman is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania; she has written about her mid-air conversations for “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” Her new book is “The History of U.S. Higher Education.”
Flood Waters Continue To Rise In PakistanFlood levels in Pakistan are expected to surge even higher along parts of the already dangerously swollen Indus river. The region’s worst flooding in 80 years has affected 14 million people and killed 1,600, according to the UN, and doctors say that malaria, diarrhea and gastroenteritis are growing threats. The BBC’s Mike Wooldridge reports.
- BBC: Pakistan floods — Two ‘major peaks’ due on Indus river
- Hear & Now Slideshow: Floods Devastate Asia
Some of the Nation’s Wealthy Say ‘Tax Me More’
Congress is set to debate what to do with the tax cuts passed during the Bush administration that expire this year. President Obama wants some of the cuts to continue, but he wants them to expire for people earning over $200,000. Others say if taxes on the nation’s wealthy increase, the nation’s economy will suffer. Mike Lapham explains what members of his group, Responsible Wealth, would like to see happen. He represents wealthy people who want to be taxed more — through higher income taxes and estate taxes.
Hitchcock’s Psycho Still Scares At 50
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Psycho” celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Two Here & Now regulars — Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr and our pop culture critic Renee Graham — stop by to explain why the film still thrills them.
- Here & Now: The Music in Hitchcock’s Movies
- Here & Now: Ty Burr’s book, “The Best Old Movies For Families”
- Movie Nation: Ty Burr’s and Wesley Morris’ film blog
Music From The Show
- Air, “Mike Mills”
- Freddie Hubbard, “Little Sunflower”
- The Lickets, “Serial East”
- Volcano Choir, “Sleepymouth”
- Les McCann, “Let’s Gather”
- Joe Jackson, “Steppin’ Out”
- Bernard Herrmann and Joel McNeely “Prelude from Psycho (The Complete Soundtrack)”