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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaude as Solicitor General Elena Kagan is introduced as President Obama's choice for Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday May 10, 2010. (AP)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaude as Solicitor General Elena Kagan is introduced as President Obama's choice for Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday May 10, 2010. (AP)

President Picks Elena Kagan For The Supreme Court

President Obama nominates Elena Kagan to fill Justice Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court. Kagan is the U.S. Solicitor General and former dean of the Harvard Law School. Critics say she has no experience as a judge; supporters say that will allow her to bring a different perspective to the court. Our guests are Emily Bazelon, senior editor for Slate and Michael Shear, White House correspondent for the Washington Post.

Is Nuclear Power The Answer?

Recently the state senate in Vermont voted to shut down Vermont Yankee, a 38-year nuclear power plant. In 2007, part of the plant's cooling tower collapsed. This year, a leak of radioactive material was discovered. This as President Obama has called for a new nuclear era to help wean the U.S. off of oil. We'll take a closer look at Vermont Yankee and what it says about the state of nuclear power with Barbara Moran, science writer for the Boston Globe.

The EU Comes To The Rescue

International stock markets surged today as the European Union agreed on a nearly $1 trillion defense package for the embattled euro. The EU hopes to contain global fallout from Greece's debt crisis and protect the common currency. In Greece, public opinion seems to be split over the government's austerity measures, after last week's protests turned deadly. The BBC's Malcom Brabant reports from Athens.

Father Funds Research Towards An Artificial Pancreas To Help His Son, Other Diabetics

An image of an artificial pancreas, envisioned by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
An image of an artificial pancreas, envisioned by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Jeffrey Brewer is a former dot-com entrepreneur who is now on a mission to have an artificial pancreas built. He believes it would help his son, Sean, and others with type 1 or juvenile diabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is brought on by diet or lifestyle, type 1 can never be cured - only treated. That means endless blood sugar tests and insulin injections. But Jeffrey Brewer believes there's a better way. He's been advocating for an artificial pancreas - a computer tied to sensors that could both monitor blood sugar and administer insulin. He tells us about his quest and the roadblocks he's faced.

Canada's Nikki Yanofsky Takes On The World

Nikki Yanofsky. (Jeff Lipsky)
Nikki Yanofsky. (Jeff Lipsky)

Music From The Show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • Dntel, "Last Songs"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Calixa Lavallee, Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier, Robert Stanley Weir “O Canada” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Stephan Moccio and Alan Frew “I Believe” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • George and Ira Gershwin “I Got Rhythm” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Robi Botos and Nikki Yanofsky “First Lady” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg “Over the Rainbow” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday “God Bless the Child” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Jesse Harris, Ron Sexsmith and Nikki Yanofsky “Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie” performed by Nikki Yanofsky
  • Jesse Harris, Ron Sexsmith and Nikki Yanofsky “Cool My Heels” performed by Nikki Yanofsky

This program aired on May 10, 2010.

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