Show rundown for 6/12/2008Play
The Supreme Court rules that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in civilian courts in the US. We'll speak to Lyle Denniston of SCOTUS BLOG and Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School.
Asperger's and the High Tech Industry
The high tech world needs people who can become so engrossed in solving a complex computer problem that the rest of the world virtually melts away. It sounds like the perfect setting for people with Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is on the high functioning end of autism and affects peoples' ability to pick up on non-verbal cues or interact in social situations. Computerworld Magazine recently featured an article examining why the IT industry could be an ideal setting for people with Asperger's, and how employers can help make life easier for employees with the syndrome. Our guests are Computerworld Magazine contributing editor, Tracy Mayor, and Phil Schwarz, vice president of the Asperger's Association of New England.
Iran says it wants nuclear technology for energy production; others says Iran wants to produce nuclear weapons. This standoff has given new life to a compromise plan put forth by scientists and others at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our guest is Jim Walsh, an international security expert at MIT.
Students Change the Margins
Tomorrow is the last day of school for some children and for students at the Atrium School in Watertown, Massachusetts, it's the end of a lobbying push to convince local government officials to reduce the margins on the sides of paper. They say changing the margins will cut back on the amount of paper that's used. We speak with teacher Norah Dooley, and students, Ilana Huggins and Eli Berlin.
Usher, Lil Wayne, Coldplay: Here and Now pop culture critic Renee Graham previews the hot albums of the summer and gives us some of her personal picks, including British singers, Duffy and Estelle. Renee Graham's summer music: 1. Usher: "Here I Stand" 2. Lil Wayne: "Tha Carter III" 3. Coldplay: "Viva la Vida" 4. Estelle: "Shine" 5. Duffy: "Rockferry" 6. Al Green: "Lay it Down"
This program aired on June 12, 2008.