Alleged Russian Spies Face Bail Hearings
Nine of the ten people arrested over the weekend for allegedly gathering information in the U.S. for Russia are scheduled for bail hearings today in Boston, New York, and Alexandria, Virginia. The government says the evidence against them is "truly overwhelming." Meanwhile, police searched airports, ports and yacht marinas to find an 11th person, who was arrested in Cyprus but disappeared after a Cypriot judge freed him on $32,500 bail. James Meek, national security reporter for the New York Daily News, has the latest.
Rwanda Prepares For Elections, Opposition Parties Allege Oppression By President
We speak with New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch, who's recently returned from Rwanda. He's author of "We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families," a book about the Rwandan genocide.
Unemployed Blogger Calls Benefits A 'Lifeline'
The U.S. Labor Department reports Thursday that new jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week. The number of people collecting extended benefits dropped by 376,000 - not because they found jobs - but because Congress has halted the program. As the ranks of the unemployed anxiously wait to see if Congress will extend what they consider to be their lifeline, we speak to one unemployed blogger about his experiences in New York. Norm Elrod writes about being laid off four times in nine years at his blog Jobless and Less.
American Librarian Tracks Mexico Drug Deaths
Pianist Fred Hersch Makes A Comeback
Music From The Show
- Air, "Universal Traveler"
- California Guitar Trio, "What I Am"
- The Shins, "Pink Bullets"
This program aired on July 1, 2010.
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