President Obama announces cuts in executive pay at companies receiving bailout money. Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, says she's pleased to hear about the limits; she says "it really sounds like somebody is beginning to get the message, that what we do here involves the American people. It's their money. They have a right to know about it."
A woman from Ohio offers a unique experience about children and adults with Down Syndrome. Robin Steele has adopted four children with Down Syndrome and she has 8 others with special needs- 13 in total. She also works with the National Adoption Awareness Program, matching families who feel they need to give up a child with Down Syndrome with those who want to adopt them.
The SEC 'Bites Like A Flea'
The whistleblower from Whitman, Massachusetts, testifies before Congress today about Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar, global Ponzi scheme. The SEC, said Harry Markopolos, "continues to roar like a lion and bite like a flea." He says he warned the SEC for over a decade about Madoff's financial operations. Our guest is Steve Geimann, editor, Bloomberg News Service.
Robin Young's Mercury Misadventure
Host Robin Young has a cold. And when she unearthed her 20 year-old thermometer, the mercury leaked out, setting off a firestorm of activity on her street from emergency personnel. It turns out that broken thermometers are a huge problem. Joe Minott of the Clean Air Council tells us how to dispose of them safely.
Handel for Headbangers
The East Village Opera Company "re-imagines" classic opera arias and infuses them with influences from classic Rock and Roll hits. We revisit our conversation with Peter Kiesewalter and Tyley Ross, co-founders of the group, about their CD "Olde School" which is up for a Grammy award this Sunday.
This program aired on February 4, 2009.