Show rundown for 4/16/2003

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Iraqis Killed in Mosul Protest

At least 10 Iraqi men were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in the northern city of Mosul in a brief conflict between American marines and a large crowd of protesters today, highlighting how deadly peacekeeping operations in Iraq can be.

Baghdad after the Fall

Dick Gordon, host of NPR's "The Connection," speaks with us from Baghdad on what's happening in the Iraqi capital since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Iraq's National Museum Looted

We examine the looting that's devastated Iraq's National Museum, robbing it of archeological treasures thousands of years old.

Lost Over Laos

We speak with Richard Pyle, co-author of "Lost Over Laos: A True Story of Tragedy, Mystery, and Friendship." The book tells the tale of four of the 70 journalists killed while covering the war in Vietnam.

Abu Abbas Captured

Abu Abbas, the man suspected of masterminding the attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, has been captured by U.S. forces in Baghdad.

U.S. Soldiers Learn Iraq's Customs in a Hurry

American soldiers are getting a crash course in learning the customs of Iraqis as they keep watch over the country.

Education in Crisis

Education budgets in the U.S. are facing major cuts. We speak with an education official in Portland, Oregon about his school district's desperate measures to keep classes in session and update outmoded textbooks and other materials.

Famous Protest Songs

Folk music critic Scott Alarik reviews some of the most famous protest songs in the genre. These are the songs and recordings featured in the story: 1."Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream," Joan Baez, from "Early Joan Baez" (Vanguard) 2. "Fighting for Strangers," Steeleye Span, from "Portfolio," (Shanachie) 3. "High Germany," Aoife Clancy, from "Soldiers and Dreams" (Ark Albums) 4. "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation," Tom Paxton, "The Best of Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound," (Elektra) 5. "Filled With Love," Joyce Anderson, downloadable from

This program aired on April 16, 2003.

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