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Sectarian clashes reminiscent of Lebanon's bloody 15 year civil war continue in Beirut today.

Haiti Food Crisis

The head of the U.N. World Food Program said this week that high food prices have caused a "global hunger emergency." There have been riots across the world, including in Haiti, where more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day. We speak with Dr. Evan Lyon, a resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital who works in Haiti with Paul Farmer's Partners in Health clinics.


The lawyer for skycaps at Logan International Airport in Boston is asking a judge to overturn an American Airlines ban on tipping. The ban was instituted after the porters won a $325,000 class action lawsuit last month against the airlines. The skycaps claim American's $2.00 curbside check-in fee cuts into their tips. We speak with the skycaps' head lawyer, Shannon Liss-Riordan.


Canadian alt rockers, The Barenaked Ladies, have just released their first children's album. It's called "Snacktime" and three of the band's members; Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan and Tyler Stewart join us to talk about their foray into the "family friendly" music genre. Barenaked Ladies web site for this Cd and to watch the video and get a free download of the song 7-8-9 go to:

This program aired on May 9, 2008.

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