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Reform Of Health Care, Education And Finance Collide On Capitol Hill

Today is shaping up to be the biggest Washington news day of the year so far. Democrats are maneuvering health care reform to a high-stakes vote this week; President Obama is unveiling his education reform plan; and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is unveiling his long-awaited financial reform proposal. We speak with Gail Chaddock, congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Tim Geithner Helped Save Economy, But Can He Fix It?

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is vilified by both sides of the political spectrum. To the left, he's a lapdog of Wall Street. To the right, he's an agent of socialism. Joshua Green profiles Geithner in the April issue of The Atlantic and joins us to talk about the man who may have saved the economy, but according to Green, is not the right man to fix Wall Street.

March Madness Fans Make Their Bracket Picks

A Kentucky fan watches the championship game between Kentucky and Mississippi State at the NCAA college basketball Southeastern Conference tournament on Sunday, March 14, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
A Kentucky fan watches the championship game between Kentucky and Mississippi State at the NCAA college basketball Southeastern Conference tournament on Sunday, March 14, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The contests are set. Now comes the hard part - filling out the brackets for all those NCAA basketball office pools. We talk to Bob Ryan, Boston Globe sports writer, about who's in, who's out and what he sees as the best match-ups. He also tells us why he's hoping for a Kansas University - University of Kentucky championship showdown.

Israel-US Tensions Escalate

The Israeli ambassador to the U.S. says current relations between the countries has reached a crisis level not seen in decades. Last week's announcement that Israel plans to build 1600 new housing units in East Jerusalem set off a series of tense exchanges, jeopardizing the planned brokered talks between Israel and Palestinian leaders scheduled to begin this week. We speak to the BBC's Middle East correspondent Paul Wood.

PBS Film Examines How Make-up Mavens Empowered Women

Makeup artist David Nicholas prepares model Courtney Craft for a scene in "The Powder and the Glory." (Courtesy Liane Brandon)
Makeup artist David Nicholas prepares model Courtney Craft for a scene in "The Powder and the Glory." (Courtesy Liane Brandon)

Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein built business empires in the cosmetic industry at a time when women were still struggling to get the vote. The two women not only influenced how women looked, but how they lived their lives for five decades. We speak to filmmakers Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman who tell the story of Arden and Rubinstein in the documentary, "The Powder and the Glory," which is being shown on PBS stations this month.

Music From The Show

  • Kar-Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Dntel, "Last Songs"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Mozart “String Quartet #14 in G, K 387 ‘Spring’-2 Menuetto” performed by The Juilliard Quartet

This program aired on March 15, 2010.

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