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To Sue or Not To Sue: Gulf Coast Businesses Hurt By The Oil Disaster Weigh Options

Starting this week, businesses along the Gulf affected by the BP oil disaster can begin filing new claims against BP for six months of lost revenue. BP has already paid out about $150 million in claims, but these new claims will be the first to tap into the $20 billion escrow fund BP created at the behest of the Obama administration. Down the line, businesses will also have the option to settle with BP for a lump sum, but in doing so will lose their right to sue the company. Kris Wernowsky of the Pensacola News Journal joins us to explain.

From Wall Street To The Oil Gusher: What Would A Libertarian Do?

Libertarians are sometimes confused with conservatives because they share a belief in small government, but libertarians would legalize drugs and prostitution, do away with tax free status for churches, and remove most federal laws banning abortion. We'll get the libertarian view of the world from Jeffery Miron, lecturer in economics at Harvard University and senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His book, based on his course on the topic, is "Libertarianism, From A to Z."

Sean Connery in the movie "Thunderball" in 1965.   (United Artists)
Sean Connery in the movie "Thunderball" in 1965. (United Artists)

Designer Recommends Retro Swimsuits For Men With 'Spaghetini Legs' Or Overhanging Bellies

Ronen Jehezkel of the Parke and Ronen designer label says men need to take some pride in their swimsuit choices, and showcase their sculpted legs with shorter hemlines. And no more baggy board shorts, that Jehezkel compares to "cheerleader skirts."  Jehezkel's swimsuits are inspired by the shorter swimsuits of the 50s and 60s.  He has advice for men on how to flatter their forms, even those with "spaghetini legs."

Wildlife Rescuers Work With Clean-Up Crews To Make Sure Animals Are Protected

A dead sea turtle lays on the sand off the beach in Bay Saint Louis, Miss. Dead marine wildlife has been has been seen in more abundance along the gulf coast since the gulf oil spill began. (AP)
A dead sea turtle lays on the sand off the beach in Bay Saint Louis, Miss. Dead marine wildlife has been has been seen in more abundance along the gulf coast since the gulf oil spill began. (AP)

California Folk Rockers Out With New Album

This California folk/rock band has a devoted following across the country, thanks to their sweaty, energetic live shows. Right now, Delta Spirit is on tour playing songs from the band's new CD, "History From Below." Singer-guitarist Matt Vasquez spoke with Here and Now's Alex Ashlock before a recent show at the Middle East night club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Music From The Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • The Funk Brothers, "Keep Me Hangin' On"
  • Tito Puente, "Royal T"
  • The Ventures, "Green Onions"

This program aired on July 6, 2010.

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