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BP Claims Success Siphoning Oil, As Large Underwater Plumes Spread

Veterinarians clean a Brown Pelican at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Buras, La.  (AP)
Veterinarians clean a Brown Pelican at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Buras, La. (AP)

Primary Candidates Make Final Push

Tomorrow is mini super Tuesday, as voters in a handful of states decide congressional primaries. We check in with Peter Wallsten, national politics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, we also speak to Scott Lasley, who teaches political science at Western Kentucky University.  In that state's Republican primary Rand Paul, son of the former presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, has the Tea Party support against Kentucky's Secretary of State, who has the endorsement of G.O.P. heavy hitters like Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell.

Thai Government Tentatively Accepts Cease-Fire


Returning Combat Vets Adjust To Life As U.S. Police Officers

Police officers are often also members of the National Guard or Reserves, and since 9/11 many of them have seen at least one tour in Afghanistan or Iraq, or both. And after spending months or years on the streets of Baghdad or Kabul, how do they feel when they come back to the foot patrol on the home front? The International Association of Chiefs of Police is looking at this issue and we speak to Ret. Colonel Arnie Daxe, project manager for the I.A.C.P.'s Employing Returning Combat Veterans as Law Enforcement Officers project.

Financial Crisis Provides Backdrop For New Wall Street Film

Gordon Gekko is back. Oliver Stone's piranha of the financial world, played by Michael Douglas, was first featured in the 1987 movie "Wall Street," professing "greed is good." Now Stone is out with a sequel, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." This time around, Gekko is a recently released convict trying to rebuild his fortune. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend. Steven Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times tells us how the director and its stars feel the film is a cautionary tale, but it might actually end up inspiring a new crop of Gekko wannabes.

Music From The Show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Radiohead, "Myxamatosis"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Dntel, "Last Songs"
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
  • Stewart Copeland, “Are You With Me" (from “Wall Street”)

This program aired on May 17, 2010.

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