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Nebraska Moves Into Uncharted Territory on Abortion

Nebraska's governor is signing two significant and stringent abortion laws today, one of which could be challenged all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The first requires doctors to screen women for possible mental and physical problems before they receive abortions; the second bans abortions past a certain stage because of an assertion that fetuses feel pain. Fred Knapp of Nebraska Public Radio joins us.

A Writer Tells Soldiers' Internal War Stories


A new book probes the internal war that soldiers wrestle with after they leave the battlefield. Nancy Sherman, who teaches at Georgetown University, spoke with dozens of soldiers, including one who interrogated prisoners at Abu Ghraib, about the moral and psychological questions they face when they come home. Sherman's book is called, "The Untold War: Inside The Hearts, Minds, And Souls Of Our Soldiers."

Thailand's Red Shirt Protestors Remain Defiant

Anti-government demonstrators celebrate the New Year outside one of Bangkok's upscale shopping malls on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (AP)
Anti-government demonstrators celebrate the New Year outside one of Bangkok's upscale shopping malls on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (AP)

Protestors in Thailand will not give up until the government resigns. The protesters, who withstood a failed army crackdown on Saturday, have rejected the government's latest offer to dissolve parliament in six months. The BBC's Rachel Harvey joins us from Bangkok

A New Way To Insure Home Care For The Elderly And Infirm

Tucked into the new health care reform law is the CLASS ACT, a voluntary insurance program that could dramatically change the way the U.S. provides long term care for the elderly and infirm. Ten million Americans, young and old, depend on family members for care. So how will the new law work? We speak with journalist Howard Gleckman, author of the book "Caring for our Parents."

Portrait Of An American Soldier Wins Pulitzer

Craig Walker, a photographer for The Denver Post, right, hugs Ian Fisher after Walker was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for photography (AP)
Craig Walker, a photographer for The Denver Post, right, hugs Ian Fisher after Walker was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for photography (AP)

When the Pulitzer prizes were awarded yesterday, photographer Craig F. Walker found his name on the list. Walker was honored for his special series in the Denver Post that documented Ian Fisher's transformation from high school graduate to recruit to soldier. Here and Now's Robin Young spoke to Fisher and Walker in December 2009.

Music From The Show

  • Air, "Mike Mills"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Radiohead, "There There"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Dntel, "Last Songs"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"

This program aired on April 13, 2010.

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