Show rundown for 6/26/2007

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Lake Tahoe Fires

Lower temperatures and light winds are helping firefighters calm the blaze in Lake Tahoe, California that has destroyed more than 200 homes and displaced over 1000 people. 700 firefighters are still on the job, and Governor Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency. We talk to lieutenant sheriff Kevin House about the county's efforts to contain the blaze.

China's Route 66

NPR's Rob Gifford talks about travelling along China's Route 66.

Waiting For The Vote

As the outcome of the Immigration Reform Bill hangs in the balance of a Senate vote expected this week, one undocumented student in southern California anxiously waits for the results.

Lost In Translation

Would you vote for a candidate named 'sticky rice'? We speak with Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.

Putting "Sicko" Under The Scalpel

Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" is all about the failings of the U.S. health care system, while raving about health care in places like Canada, Great Britain, even Cuba. Here and Now's Health and Science reporter Allan Coukell takes a look at some of the claims made in the film and asks Moore to back them up.

This program aired on June 26, 2007.


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