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A father and son watch the cleanup of tar balls by oil cleanup workers in Dauphin Island, Ala., on Sunday, July 4th, 2010. City officials canceled their Fourth of July festivities because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)
A father and son watch the cleanup of tar balls by oil cleanup workers in Dauphin Island, Ala., on Sunday, July 4th, 2010. City officials canceled their Fourth of July festivities because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

The Gulf Cleanup Continues

This is supposed to be a busy holiday for many communities along the Gulf coast. But with oil soiling the eaches, tourists are staying away and businesses are suffering. We'll check in with Tony Kennon, Mayor of Orange Beach, Alabama, and Darrell Finely, manager of the Original Romar House Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Show

Thailand Seeks National Unity After Deadly Protests

The Thai government is pushing what it calls a "road map to reconciliation" to try to heal the rifts caused by recent political protests. Dozens were killed in military action to break up the anti-government camp in the heart of Bangkok during April and May. The reconciliation plan includes an investigation into the violence. But at the same time, hundreds of arrests have been made and the government has vowed to prosecute those it says are guilty of terrorism. The BBC's Rachel Harvey looks at the aftermath of Thailand's worst political crisis in decades.

Four Years In College, 2.5 Majors And No Job In Sight

An Author's Astounding Accomplishment

We rebroadcast one of our favorite conversations. Robert Manson Myers, whose book, "Ars Amatoria," only contains words that begin with the letter "A." Myers is a retired English professor, and he tells us about his abnormal alliterative avocation.  For more information about the book, contact the publisher.

Music From The Show

  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • John Williams, title theme from “Jaws”
  • “Summer Nights” written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  • John Williams end credits from “ET the Extra-Terrestrial”
  • Michael Giacchino “Married Life” from “Up”
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • The Lickets, "Meat City"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"

This program aired on July 5, 2010.

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