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Rhode Island State Police Help Feds Enforce Immigration

Arizona is being sued for its new law which requires police officers, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if there's reasonable suspicion to do so. But In Rhode Island, without such a law, state police are helping federal officials enforce immigration laws. We speak with Rhode Island State Police commander Colonel Brendan Doherty, who says he's not hiding from the issue of illegal immigration.

'America's Worst Mom' Has Advice On How Far To Let The Kids Roam

Lenore Skenazy earned the nickname “America’s Worst Mom” after she let her nine-year-old son ride the New York City subway alone. She answers her critics in “Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had, Without Going Nuts With Worry.” Her book is full of statistics supporting her premise that kids are safer today than when their parents were kids. She also has 14 “commandments” for parents who want to give their kids a bit more freedom.  We revisit our conversation with Skenazy from last year.

Cities Court LeBron James With TV Ads, Letters From Mayors, Murals

A mural of free agent basketball player LeBron James wearing a New York Knicks jersey at the Rucker Park basketball court in New York.  (AP)
A mural of free agent basketball player LeBron James wearing a New York Knicks jersey at the Rucker Park basketball court in New York. (AP)

Female Vets Come Home To Male-Centered Veterans Affairs System

More than 230,000 women have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and they account for 15% of the active duty military. But when women vets come home, they find a Veterans Affairs healthcare system that is poorly equipped to meet their needs. Only a third of VA centers even have gynecologists and it wasn't until this year that VA centers were authorized to take care of newborns. Time magazine reported on "How We're Failing Our Female Veterans" in its current issue. We speak to senior editor, Julie Rawe.

As World Cup Kicks Along, Preparations Begin For Homeless Soccer Tournament

England's goalkeeper saves a shot from a Russian player during last year's Homeless World Cup soccer tournament in Milan, Italy.  (AP)
England's goalkeeper saves a shot from a Russian player during last year's Homeless World Cup soccer tournament in Milan, Italy. (AP)

Music From The Show

  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • Steely Dan, "Glamour Profession"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues"

This program aired on July 7, 2010.

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