Show rundown for 3/11/2003

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Diplomacy for War

The United States continues to work quietly to gain support for a resolution that would give international permission for a war with Iraq. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom proposes setting a deadline of March 17th, Saint Patrick Day, for Iraq to disarm fully.

Pakistan and the War

From Pakistan, we speak with Adil Najam of Boston University's Department of International Relations, about what position the Pakistani Government is likely to take on the question of force against Iraq, and information about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

The View in Kuwait

A report from Kuwait on the mood of the people there as the threat of war with neighboring Iraq looms larger.

Human Rights in America's Prison Camp

There have been recent reports of numerous suicide attempts among the prisoners being held in Guantanamo, Cuba.

High Blood Pressure Studies Conflict

There are two new studies being published with definitive medical advice on how to deal with high blood pressure. The only problem is that they disagree with each other.

Radio Tikrit

The sounds of "Radio Tikrit"--from Saddam Hussein's hometown.

Death Penalty and Texas Justice

Alleging prosecutorial misconduct, a former FBI director and three former federal judges are trying to stop the 300th execution of a death row inmate in Texas.

False Conviction

Disturbing new reports about shoddy DNA work conducted --also in Texas — that originally helped convict a man of rape. He was later exonerated after the faulty lab work was discovered.

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis are bacteria that, in some cases, can destroy tissue as fast as surgeons can cut it. The disease claims the life of 20 percent of its victims, including Muppets creator Jim Henson in 1990. Survivor John Atwood is in the midst of a recovery from this crippling disease.

Lift Every Voice

The music of Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

This program aired on March 11, 2003.

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