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Pres. Obama Makes Final Pitch For Health Care

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform during his event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Friday, March 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform during his event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Friday, March 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Even as Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C. are inching closer to passage of the president's health care reform plan, reaction from opponents is taking shape in states like Idaho, which just passed a law against federally-mandated health care. Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, tells us how votes are stacking up. Jill Kuraitis, Idaho editor for NewWest.net, reports on opposition in Idaho. Catherine Candisky of the Columbia Dispatch in Ohio has reaction there. And  Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University gives us an historical perspective.

Ordinary Citizens Are Honored For Extraordinary Acts

Twenty-six year old Chilan Ta and her partner, 29 year old Michelle Kleisath of Seattle, share one of 20 nominations for the Citizen Service Above Self Award for rescuing a disabled woman who had fallen onto the Washington D.C. Metro tracks. The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, which usually honors military personnel, will announce the winners on Monday. We speak with the couple about their experience.

London Finches Play Guitar

Postpartum Depression Story Draws Strong Listener Response

Our story on proposals to require all new moms to undergo postpartum depression screening triggered strong reactions from many listeners. We'll hear from those in favor and opposed to mandatory screening. Also, our story about the growth of niche managzines led listeners to send comments about some of their favorite publications.

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Music From The Show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • Fred Hersch, "Desafinado"
  • Fernest Areneaux, “Zydeco Stomp”
  • Pantera, “Cemetary Gates”
  • Dave Porter, "Breaking Bad Theme"
  • Calexico, "Banderilla"

This program aired on March 19, 2010.

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