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Anna Chapman is one of 10 people arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general.  Chapman was already denied bail. (AP)
Anna Chapman is one of 10 people arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general. Chapman was already denied bail. (AP)

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

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who human rights groups have accused of oppressing dissenters. (AP)
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who human rights groups have accused of oppressing dissenters. (AP)

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.
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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

Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, touch his coffin during his funeral, in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. Gunmen ambushed Torre's campaign caravan in June, four other's were killed: three of the candidate's bodyguards and a state lawmaker. (AP)
Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, touch his coffin during his funeral, in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. Gunmen ambushed Torre's campaign caravan in June, four other's were killed: three of the candidate's bodyguards and a state lawmaker. (AP)

Pianist Fred Hersch Makes A Comeback

Fred Hersch performing at Jordan Hall in Boston in 2009. (Andrew Hurlbut/NEC)
Fred Hersch performing at Jordan Hall in Boston in 2009. (Andrew Hurlbut/NEC)

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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