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Gov. Challenges Illinois: Raise Taxes Or Cut Education

The governor of Illinois is proposing that his state join the growing line of states that are increasing personal income taxes in order to fill a huge budget hole and prevent widespread cuts in education. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities this week reported that since the recession started 33 states have increased taxes, 13 of them by upping the personal income tax. We speak with Ray Long, who covers politics for the Chicago Tribune.

Lawmakers Weigh Mandatory Depression Screening For New Moms

Proposed bills at the federal and state level aim to prevent postpartum depression in new mothers. We'll speak with Jeanne Watson Driscoll, who specializes in adult mental health; she's co-author of the book "Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Guide."  A bill in Massachusetts would require that every new mother be screened for depression and be referred to treatment if needed. A federal proposal would make grants available for programs that address postpartum depression.

Siberia Breeds The World's Best Hackers

Russian hackers have earned themselves the dubious reputation of being some of best criminal minds in cyberspace. The first big computer hack out of the region came in 1999 when the computer system of Bloomberg news service was penetrated. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford traveled to Siberia to find out what makes Russians such good hackers.

Ken Starr Denounces 'Al-Qaida 7' Ad

Listener Letters: Home Texting, Daniel Ellsberg

We share listener letters about our interviews: parents and teens texting each other at home instead of talking and Daniel Ellsberg, who made the top-secret Pentagon Papers public.

The Guy Behind The 'Wimpy Kid'

Music From The Show

  • Mike Mills, "Air"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Way to Leave Your Lover"
  • The Lickets, "Meat City"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • The Rolling Stones, "Miss You"
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Oh, Good Grief!”

This program aired on March 11, 2010.

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