Show rundown for 5/10/2007

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Gonzales Before Congress

Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was back on Capital Hill today, facing more congressional questioning on the firing of U.S. attorneys. Robin Young talks with Congressional Quarterly's Seth Stern about the continuing controversy.

A Looming Crisis in Elder Care

The number of adults 65 and older is expected to double over the next 25 years, but the number of geriatricians is declining. Dr. Sharon Levine from the Boston Medical Center tells us how hospitals are coping with this growing crisis in elder care.

Conservation and Gas Prices

Gasoline tends to be more expensive in the summer, but this year's spike is higher and started sooner than usual. Vahan Janjigian, vice president of the Forbes Investors Advisory Institute, says these higher gas prices promote conservation.

Deal? No Deal.

You are going to feel the pinch of high gas prices in the air as well. And as Here & Now's resident travel consultant Kaleel Sakakeeny cautions, fares that look like good deals may be anything but after factoring in fees for everything from checked luggage to blankets and pillows.

Patty Griffin

The singer-song writer is known for her laments about people down on their luck delivered in a clear-as bell soprano. Griffin tells us about her new recording "Children Running Through" and the influence that growing up in rural Maine has on the characters she paints with her music.

This program aired on May 10, 2007.


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