Geithner on the Economy
How does the Obama administration intend to rescue the banking system? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spells out the plan today. We speak with Simon Johnson, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and former economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Anesthesiologists and Drug Abuse
The death of a promising young doctor in Boston offers a glimpse into the problem of drug abuse among anesthesiologists. Brent Cambron was a top resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who was addicted to the painkilling medicine he gave to his patients. He was found dead in a storage closet at the hospital last fall. We speak with journalist Jason Zengerle, who wrote about the case in the New Republic.
Advice for the Car Czar
Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi joins us with his advice for President Barack Obama's new car czar. The car czar will oversee the government's bailout of the auto industry. In December, General Motors and Chrysler received promises of up to $17.4 billion in government money in exchange for promises to make serious internal changes.
Congressman Barney Frank on the Bailout
Several bank CEO's will testify tomorrow about how they are using federal bailout money. We speak to Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) about what he's hoping to hear.
With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, we reflect on what makes partnerships work. Some couples will tell you that they balance each other out. That's literally true for Shane and Alecia Hansen, husband-and-wife circus performers known as "The Rolling Diamonds." They do acrobatic dancing, on roller skates, on a tiny platform, high above the ground. It's a daring, precise operation that takes cooperation, communication, trust and a sense of humor. Kind of like any good relationship.
This program aired on February 10, 2009.