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Eric Massa Sounds Off On Ethics Inquiry

Eric Massa on the campaign trial in 2008 (AP)
Eric Massa on the campaign trial in 2008 (AP)

Hear selections from Eric Massa's weekly radio show on WPKQ Power 105

The Jobs Picture

As the U.S. Senate debates a bill that would extend benefits for unemployed workers, we look at the employment picture from the view of two business owners in Massachusetts. John Stowe of Lutco Inc. says his machine-parts company was going full force in 2008; then he had to cut back. Now he's waiting to see more of a recovery before bringing back a second shift at his firm. Kate Putnam's firm, Package Machinery Co., manufactures cellophane and foil that wraps teabags and candy. She says she cannot keep up with competition from overseas. Jeffrey Rosensweig, a professor of finance and international business at Emory University, says that Washington hasn't done enough to entice small businesses to thrive.

Dirtbag Day & Ball

The 2009 Dirtbag King and Queen are crowned (Buck's T-4)
The 2009 Dirtbag King and Queen are crowned (Buck's T-4)

Can A "Bunch Of Professors" Help The U.S. Fight Islamic Fundamentalism?

Yes, says our guest David Engerman. Just like a bunch of professors created the field of Sovietology, and helped shape policies to face the Soviet threat, the U.S. needs a new field, Jihadology, to help understand and counter the threat from jihadism. David C. Engerman is associate professor of history at Brandeis University and the author of "Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts."

After The Headlines Fade

Paula Butturini and John Tagliabue in Rome in the mid-1980s, shortly after they met (P. Butturini)
Paula Butturini and John Tagliabue in Rome in the mid-1980s, shortly after they met (P. Butturini)

Music From The Show

  • Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Gibraltar"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • Steely Dan, "Glamour Profession"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Steve Reich, "Music for Mallets"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Nino Rota, “Rocco e i suoi fratelli-Canzone Barese (‘Paese Mio’)” performed by Ricardo Muti and La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra

This program aired on March 9, 2010.

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