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Airline passengers, some wearing face masks, arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines Monday April 27, 2009. (AP)
Airline passengers, some wearing face masks, arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines Monday April 27, 2009. (AP)

Swine Flu

The US begins passive screening for swine flu at the border with Mexico; Spain confirms its first case of swine flu. Our guest is Dr William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Severance

What should you do if you get terminated? First off, take notes when you're receiving the bad news. Then get ready to negotiate. Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio is a former recruiter and co-founded the career-coaching firm, Six Figure Start.

We also take a look at law firms facing economic troubles who are offering new hires less pay to take a year and do volunteer work. We speak with Ana Francisco, of the law firm Ropes & Gray.

Is Boeing Next?

Aircraft giant Boeing announced 10,000 lay-offs in January, and is losing billions of dollars in canceled orders for its next generation transatlantic jet, the Dreamliner. Could Boeing become the GM of the sky? We talk to Jeffrey Rothfeder of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine about what Boeing means to the US economy and how setbacks there could affect economic recovery.

China's Gender Gap

A recent study published by the British Medical Journal shows that for every 100 girls born in China, 119 boys are born. A combination of China's family planning policy, also known as the "one-child" policy, and an ingrained cultural preference for sons has contributed to the gender gap, which could have dire social consequences for Chinese society. We speak to the study's co-author Dr. Therese Hesketh of University College London and Zhejiang University in China.

Is There a Movie That Changed Your Life?

The editors of Variety posed that question to people including Newt Gingrich, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Their answers might surprise you. We speak with Robert Hofler who has just published "Variety's The Movie that Changed My Life: 120 Celebrities Pick the Films that Made a Difference (for Better of Worse)."

Music from the show

  • Radiohead, "Where I End and You Begin"
  • Freddie Hubbar, "Gibraltar"
  • Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
  • The Lickets, "A Crowd of Pimps in the Rain"
  • Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out"
  • Alex North, "Overture"

This program aired on April 27, 2009.

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