9/11 Widow Killed in Buffalo Plane Crash
One of the people killed in last night's plane crash in Buffalo was Beverly Eckert, whose husband died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Eckert was on her way to a celebration of what would have been his 58th birthday. We speak to Carrie Lemack, whose mother died on 9/11. She also knew Beverly Eckert.
No Sympathy for Stimulus Package
As Congress moves to approve the Obama administration's $790 billion economic stimulus package, Harvard Business School economic historian Niall Ferguson denounces big government spending saying proponents have regressed to their "macroeconomic childhood," clutching their economic theories like an old teddy bear.
- Niall Ferguson's book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World."
Trying Non-Violence in Palestinian Territories
With Israel in political limbo what happens to that peace process with Palestinians? We'll speak with Palestinian opposition leader Dr. Mustafa Barghouti. He's long argued that Palestinians need to take their cues from Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.
- Dr. Mustafa Barghouti's website "Palestine Monitor"
The Backstory in Senator Gregg's Withdrawal
New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg cites "irresolvable conflicts" in withdrawing from consideration to be President Obama's Commerce Secretary. But what was really behind his decision? We speak with Peter Wallsten, political reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Oscar Hammerstein's Love Songs
Critics carp that Oscar Hammerstein was selling saccharine fantasies in songs like "Some Enchanted Evening," which is about finding one's true love across a crowded room. It turns out, that's exactly how Hammerstein met the love of his life. We hear more of Hammerstein's love songs from Amy Asch, editor of "The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II."
This program aired on February 13, 2009.