Rundown 6/2

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South Korean protesters and North Korean defectors shout slogans during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test and missiles in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2009.  "The Korean reads "Remove North Korea nuclear." (AP)
South Korean protesters and North Korean defectors shout slogans during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test and missiles in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2009. "The Korean reads "Remove North Korea nuclear." (AP)

North Korea's Next Leader

Kim Jung Il, North Korea's "Dear Leader" and perhaps the most mysterious head of state in the world has reportedly anointed his youngest son, 26 year old Kim Jung Un ,to succeed him. The health of Kim Jung Il has been in question for months, and there's been speculation that increased recent nuclear arms testing in North Korea is meant to set the stage for a change in leadership. We speak with Donald Kirk, Seoul correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Class of Katrina

Three members of the Class of Katrina who were in their first days of freshman year when the storm hit New Orleans tell us why they have chosen to stay on in the city. Michigan native Matt Limback graduated with an economics degree from Tulane. He's now working as a property manager in the city. Florida native Victoria Adams is putting her music business degree from Loyola University to use in her new job at Ultimate Records, a gospel label in New Orleans. Colorado native Denali Lander ran the non-profit NOLA Fund at Tulane. She will be a Teach for America volunteer in New Orleans public schools next year.

Obama in Egypt

Arab leaders are hoping President Obama will outline plans to deal with the Middle East conflict as well as Iran, when he speaks in Cairo this week. Activists want him to talk about democracy and human rights. The BBC's Cairo Correspondent Yolande Knell previews the speech.

A Conversation with Abortion Doctor's Former Patient

We speak with a former patient of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, the Wichita, Kansas doctor who was murdered on Sunday. She explains why the procedure was so necessary for her.

John Krasinski

"The Office" star is appearing in the new film "Away We Go", directed by Sam Mendes. The film centers around the travels of Burt and Verona, an expectant thirty-something couple who are looking for a place to have their child and set down roots. We caught up with John Krasinksi when he was in Boston recently for a screening.

Music from the show

  • Kar-Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Gibraltar"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • The Scrantones, “The U.S. Office Theme”

This program aired on June 2, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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