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Mandating Health Care Hitch

Virginia is poised this week to become the first state to make it illegal to require individuals to purchase health insurance, an idea which is a central part of Democrats' health care reform plans in Washington. We speak with Rosalind Helderman of the Washington Post.

Regulating The Financial Industry

A new poll shows that two-thirds of Americans have an unfavorable view of major banks and financial institutions. We speak to Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA) and chair of the House Financial Services Committee, about the need to create regulations that are transparent.

Paul Farmer On Haiti

Paul Farmer is the co-founder of Partners in Health and a United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. We speak to him about rebuilding Haiti after January's massive earthquake, as Haitian President Rene Preval visits the US.

Iraq Elections

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Saving Energy

Last week, President Obama announced a $6B program that would give people incentives to make their homes more energy efficient. He also hopes the program will create jobs. We speak to Richard Burbank of Evergreen Home Performance in Rockland Maine.

Kathryn Bigelow

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Music From The Show

  • Galactic, "Kid Kenner"
  • Talia Zedek Band, "We Don't Go"
  • Radiohead, "Nude"
  • Formigia, "No Twist"
  • Den Fule, "Legless Lizard"
  • Joy Division, "Candidate"
  • The Bad Plus, "Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
  • Squarepusher, "My Sound"
  • Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, “The Way I Am”

This program aired on March 8, 2010.

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