Show rundown for 5/16/2007

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House Considers War Bill

Congress begins debate today on a bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Host Robin Young gets the details from Josh Rogin of Congressional Quarterly.

The Iranian View of the Iraq War

As Iran calls on U.S. troops to get out of Iraq, it has also agreed to hold talks in Baghdad with U.S. officials to see how it could help end the war. Host Robin Young talks with Boston Globe Middle-East bureau chief Anne Barnard about how Iranians view developments in Iraq.

Falwell's Life and Legacy

Jerry Falwell, founding father of the religious right is remembered by the Reverend Dr. Mel White. The former ghostwriter on Falwell's books split with Falwell in 1994 when White came out as gay.

Your Turn

We comb our in-boxes and check our voice mail for your responses to some of our recent stories, including calls for a new tax to raise the price of gasoline, how farm bill politics can make us fat and how some of you are hopping on the Beowulf bandwagon.

Music Producer Joe Boyd

From introducing Muddy Waters to English audiences to helping Bob Dylan go electric at Newport to discovering Nick Drake, Joe Boyd is one of the most important music producers of the last few decades. Boyd talks with host Robin Young about his long, distinguished experiences chronicled in his new memoir: "White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960's."

This program aired on May 16, 2007.


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