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Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod speaks during a panel discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention in San Diego. (AP)
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod speaks during a panel discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention in San Diego. (AP)

Shirley Sherrod Speaks Out On Race Relations, Says Obama 'Needs A Little Lesson'

Shirley Sherrod says she is going to sue blogger Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who took her words out of context, leading to her forced resignation.  Sherrod also says that President Obama needs a reality check when it comes to race in America. Obama has apologized to Sherrod on behalf of the administration and the USDA has offered her a new job.  She hasn't decided whether to accept and she has instead invited the president to visit her in Georgia, so she can enlighten him. Sherrod spoke yesterday at the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in San Diego. We speak with Mary Curtis, who writes for PoliticsDaily.com.

Being A Mixed Race Kid In America

You may remember artist Kip Fulbeck from his 2006 book "Part Asian, 100-percent Hapa." Hapa is the Hawaiian term for a person of mixed Asian or Pacific Island descent. We speak with Fulbeck about his new book, "Mixed: Portraits of Multi-Racial Kids."  We also speak with President Obama's half-sister, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, who wrote the foreward to the book.

Bears That Attacked Campsite Are Captured

A sign at the entrance of the Soda Butte Campground outside Cooke City, Mont. warns would-be visitors to stay out after a man was killed and two people injured when a bear rampaged through the campground. (AP)
A sign at the entrance of the Soda Butte Campground outside Cooke City, Mont. warns would-be visitors to stay out after a man was killed and two people injured when a bear rampaged through the campground. (AP)

Compromise Energy Bill Heads To Senate Without Cap On Greenhouse Gases

The Senate is poised to take up a watered-down energy bill introduced by majority leader Harry Reid.  There are no caps on carbon emissions, after pressure from Republicans and Democrats from coal-producing states.  But the $75-million dollar cap on liability for offshore drilling was lifted, and if passed, will apply to BP retroactively.  We speak with Darren Samuelsohn of Politico, about what's in the bill, and what's been left out.

Tenor T'au Pupu'a (www.taupupua.com)
Tenor T'au Pupu'a (www.taupupua.com)

Former NFL Player Takes On Tanglewood

Tenor T'au Pupu'a came to the United States from Tonga as a child and was drafted out of college to play defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns. An injury led him to explore his love of singing, which brought him first to Juilliard, and now the Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts. This week-end, T'au Pupu'a makes his debut as Bacchus in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos."

Music From The Show

  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • The Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold"
  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"

This program aired on July 30, 2010.

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