Show rundown for 6/3/2008

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Presidential Politics

With today's contests in South Dakota and Montana , the curtain comes down on the presidential primary season. We'll revisit some of the memorable moments from this long campaign with Julian E. Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

Space Walk

Two space shuttle Discovery astronauts are on a 6 1/2 hour space walk to prep the Japanese space lab, Kibo, for installation onto the International Space Station.

Iraqi Boy in Boston Hospital

On January 9th, 2006 an Iraqi family was travelling from their home in Mosul to Baghdad for a holiday, when for a still unknown reason, U.S. soldiers fired on the family van. The father, Sabah, was shot and when the van burst into flames, his wife, Su'ad, was killed. One of their children, Omar, was burned on much of his head and arms. The aid organization, No More Victims, brought Omar and his father to Children's Hospital in Boston where Omar has been getting medical care. Doctors have donated their time to perform surgeries on Omar and the Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation has donated money to help cover hospital costs.

John Harbison's "Ulysses"

Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient, John Harbison composed the score for a proposed full-length ballet "Ulysses" in 1983, but the work wasn't performed by an orchestra in full until 2003 when the Boston Modern Orchestra Project took it on. Now a CD of "Ulysses" has been released. Our guest is composer John Harbison.

This program aired on June 3, 2008.


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