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Investigation Continues Into Times Square Bomb Suspect


How Bad Is The Gulf Oil Spill?

An estimated 210,000 gallons of oil a day are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well. President Obama is warning of a "potentially unprecedented environmental disaster." But, reporter John Broder of the New York Times tells us that the blowout is not unprecedented, nor is it the worst oil accident in history.

Chemicals Used To Break Up Oil Spill Could Be More Toxic Than Oil

British Petroleum has dumped 100,000 gallons of chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico to break up the oil, so that it doesn't float to the surface. So far, the dispersants have been working, but at what cost? Abrahm Lustgarten of tells us some experts are worried the dispersants could harm sea life and possibly cause health problems for humans.

Public Workers In Greece Strike Back

On the heels of a government plan to cut wages and pensions, public sector workers in Greece are going on strike and staging protests. The country's financial crisis is forcing the Greek government to slash spending in return for a rescue package from the International Monetary Fund. The BBC's Malcom Brabant joins us from Athens.

The Arab World Watches A Soap Opera From Turkey


Will Arnold Be Back?

The Governor of California is facing dismal approval ratings among voters, but some suspect 62 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to rebound in the public's eye with a return to Hollywood. His final term in office is coming to an end, and he's already banked a small role in a big summer flick called "The Expendables" with other aging action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis. So is this a sign of things to come? Steve Zeitchik with the Los Angeles Times is our guest.

Music From The Show

  • Euphone, "My Boatship"
  • Sun Kil Moon, "Cary Me Ohio"
  • The Mercury Program, "Crusading Theme"

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