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Oil Executives Testify On BP Disaster

Members of Congress chastised executives from major oil companies in today's congressional hearing into the BP oil disaster. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said the other companies "are no better prepared to deal with a major oil spill than was BP." We speak with Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor, who is monitoring the hearings.

Cleanup Continues, Businesses Say BP Dragging Its Feet On Claims

Tourists watch as Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. (AP)
Tourists watch as Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. (AP)

La. Companies Say Offshore Drilling Ban Will Have Widespread Economic Impact

The president's moratorium on 33 deepwater drilling operations has not only idled oil rigs, it has slowed down business for catering companies that provide food for rig workers, boats that bring them supplies, mechanics that service supply boats and even cleaning companies. Companies that work in those industries say the massive oil rigs won't wait around in the Gulf of Mexico for the moratorium to be lifted. Instead, they'll likely move on to places like Mexico, Trinidad and Brazil. We speak to executives at companies that support the rigs about the economic impact and what's likely to happen next.

Ethnic Violence Boils Over In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz military vehicles roll through the central square of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan.(AP)
Kyrgyz military vehicles roll through the central square of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan.(AP)

Channeling One's Inner Wisenheimer

Journalist and author Mark Oppenheimer was a precocious child. He argued about affirmative action with his parent's friends when he was seven, and in elementary school, he annoyed both peers and teachers with his verbal facility. But when he reached middle school, Mark discovered the debate club, a place where his loquaciousness would be an asset, not a drawback. Mark Oppenheimer became a champion debater, competing all over the world and he writes about those days in a new book, "Wisenheimer, A Childhood Subject to Debate."

Music From The Show

  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Nathan Milstein, "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin"
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
  • Marcus Roberts, "The Truth Is Spoken Here"
  • The Lickets, "Meat City"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Lionel Hampton “Smart Aleck”

This program aired on June 15, 2010.

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