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Saturn and the Indy 500

Former race car driver and mega car dealership owner Roger Penske has announced plans to buy Saturn from General Motors. The plan could save 13,000 jobs and keep 350 Saturn dealerships open. GM is selling off Saturn as part of its bankruptcy restructuring, but New York Times reporter, Micheline Maynard tells us GM may have lost a huge opportunity in letting Saturn go.

Women's Health in Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and healthcare is a major challenge. We speak with Dr. Sangeeta Mishra about her work there and how she hopes to improve conditions for women. She has spent much of the past year as a Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.

Can Gordon Brown Survive?

The British Prime Minister is reshuffling his ministerial team today as he tries to recover from a scandal over lawmakers' expenses, a string of high- profile resignations and poor election results that have seriously weakened his authority. The BBC's Political Correspondent Nick Childs joins us from Westiminster to talk about the scandal and what might happen next. By the way, among the expenses claimed by members of parliament was a charge for cleaning a moat.

D-Day Prayer

US veteran Bill Ryan, 84, from Melbourne, Florida, before a ceremony held at the German Cemetary in La Cambe near Bayeux, Western France, Friday June 5, 2009. The ceremony was held today to commemorate the 8000 German soldiers who are buried there. Bill Ryan was coming with the Firth Division from England when his boat was hit by a German shell, and he was brought unconscious on Omaha Beach on the D-Day.(AP)
US veteran Bill Ryan, 84, from Melbourne, Florida, before a ceremony held at the German Cemetary in La Cambe near Bayeux, Western France, Friday June 5, 2009. The ceremony was held today to commemorate the 8000 German soldiers who are buried there. Bill Ryan was coming with the Firth Division from England when his boat was hit by a German shell, and he was brought unconscious on Omaha Beach on the D-Day.(AP)

Saturday marks the 65th anniversary of D- Day. There will be ceremonies in Normandy, France to mark the event that helped end World War II. Today, we remember the Allied invasion of Europe with a look back to the prayer that President Roosevelt delivered to the nation over the radio on the night of June 6, 1944. Our guest is Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

Gayle Forman

We speak to young adult novelist Gayle Forman. Her latest book "If I Stay" focuses on Mia, a talented 17 year old cellist who is severely injured in a car accident that kills the rest of her family. While in a coma, Mia realizes that she must make a choice: whether or not to live.

Music from the show

  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Tito Puente, "Royal T"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • Glenn Miller, "American Patrol"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Beethoven, “Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69:II Scherzo-Allegro Molto” performed by Yo Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax
  • George Gershwin, “Three Preludes: II. Andante Con Moto e Poco Rubato” performed by Yo Yo Ma

This program aired on June 5, 2009.

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