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Congress Returns For A Tough Sprint

Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill today for a short session, with both parties looking to placate angry constituents ahead of November's elections. On the agenda: Extending benefits for the unemployed; new regulations for financial markets; Elena Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court; funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and, ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays in the military. We speak with Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Did Wall Street Cause A Food Bubble?

Between 2005 and 2008, the price of food worldwide rose by 80 percent, causing food riots in more than 30 countries. Frederick Kaufman writes in July's cover story in Harper's Magazine that Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks may have had something to do with it- by causing a food bubble by creating new commodities index fund in the 1990s that may have led to excessive speculation. Kaufman is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, he's also professor at the city University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Bahamian Police Capture 'Barefoot Bandit' In High Speed Boat Chase

Colton Harris-Moore exits a plane handcuffed as he is escorted by police upon arrival to Nassau, Bahamas. (AP)
Colton Harris-Moore exits a plane handcuffed as he is escorted by police upon arrival to Nassau, Bahamas. (AP)

Haiti Is Still Reeling Six Months After The Earthquake

Police patrol in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti in July.  (AP)
Police patrol in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti in July. (AP)

Latin Music To Liven Up A Summer Night

Radio host José Massó introduces a song during the bilingual "Con Salsa!" radio show on WBUR 90.9 FM in Boston. (AP)
Radio host José Massó introduces a song during the bilingual "Con Salsa!" radio show on WBUR 90.9 FM in Boston. (AP)

Music From The Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • The Funk Brothers, "Keep Me Hangin' On"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Moby, "Inside"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Juan Luis Guerra “A Son De Guerra”
  • Ruben Blades “Cantares Del Subdesrollo”
  • Pupy Y Los Que Son Son “Tranquilo Que Yo Controlo”
  • Eddie Palmieri “Sentido”
  • Juan Luis Guerra “Bachata En Fukuoka” and “La Calle”
  • Ruben Blades “Las Calles” and “Segunda Mitad Del Noveno”
  • Pupy Y Los Que Son Son “Si Me Quieres Conocer” and “Se Parece A Aquel”
  • Eddie Palmieri  “Puerto Rico”

This program aired on July 12, 2010.

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