Providing Shelter In Haiti
Is The U.S. Exporting Mental Illness?
Are American ideas of mental health and treating mental illness being exported along with Starbucks and McDonalds? Author Ethan Watters looks at post-tsunami work in Sri Lanka, anorexia in China and the marketing of anti-depressants in Japan and says yes. We speak to Ethan about his new book, "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche."
Anniversary In Iran Has Demonstrators Out In Droves
In Iran today, hundreds of thousands have gathered for rallies across the country to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. According to reports, security forces clashed with anti-government protesters who tried to mount counter demonstrations. Amid the internal unrest, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have escalated external conflict when he told the crowd at Tehran's anniversary rally that Iran is "now a nuclear state." For a look at today's developments, we turn to Kasra Naji [KAHSS'-rah NAH'-djee], of the BBC's Persian Service.
Blizzard Heats Up Global Warming Debate
Global warming skeptics are having a field day with the record snowfall hitting the mid-Atlantic area. Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and his family built a six-foot igloo on Capitol Hill with a sign labelled, "Al Gore's New Home." Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina tweeted, "it's going to keep snowing until Al Gore cries 'uncle.'" Most of the world's climate scientists say the warmer air in the atmosphere, carries more moisture, which leads to unusually large storms. But even some Democrats concede, the snow storms will make it tough to get cap and trade legislation passed this year. John Broder of the New York Times joins us with the political fall-out from the snow storm.
The Films Of Jacques Tati
Music From The Show
- Fourtet, "Slow Jam"
- Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
- The Funk Brothers, "Keep Me Hangin' On"
- The Lickets, "Meat City"
- Moby, "Inside"
- Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues"
This program aired on February 11, 2010.
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