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Uproar Over President's Plan to Address School Children

President Obama is plan to speak to public school students over the Internet next Tuesday, and that has some on the right accusing him of pushing his political agenda and some conservative parents threatening to take their children out of school. Much of the opposition to the Internet speech has been in Texas. We speak with Todd Gillman, Washington bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News.

'Our Boys'

The high school football team in Smith Center, Kansas will put its 67-game winning streak on the line in tonight's season-opening game. We speak with Joe Drape, sportswriter for the New York Times, who wrote about the team in the new book, "Our Boys: A Perfect Season On The Plains With The Smith Center Redmen." We also speak to Marshall McCall, who was a senior captain on last year's team.

Clunkers Head to Junkyards

As another worker, left, uses a torch to remove parts from another clunker, Chip Maggio uses an excavator to crush a Cash For Clunkers car at his Hackensack Auto Wreckers & Repair Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in Hackensack, N.J. (AP)
As another worker, left, uses a torch to remove parts from another clunker, Chip Maggio uses an excavator to crush a Cash For Clunkers car at his Hackensack Auto Wreckers & Repair Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in Hackensack, N.J. (AP)

The Johns Hopkins Model

Johns Hopkins CEO Dr. Edward Miller says the Baltimore hospital is able to keep costs down by paying doctors a fixed annual salary, as do most academic hospitals, instead of a per-service fee which is the industry norm. We speak to Dr. Miller, who also says academic hospitals like Hopkins can provide a nationwide model the government would do well to support.

Fan Funding

Wanna be a rock star? Well, with the music industry in crisis because of digital sharing, signing with a major record label is getting harder and harder to do these days. So, more and more musicians are turning to their fans for financial support to record and distribute their work. And they are courting them in some ingenuous ways. Producer Christopher Blagg looks at the emerging trend of fan-funded music.

Remembering Marie Knight

We bid farewell to gospel singer Marie Knight, who died of pneumonia this past Sunday at the age of 89.

Music from the show

  • Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues'The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
  • Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Rosetta Tharpe, “Didn’t it Rain” performed by Marie Knight
  • Rosetta Tharpe, and Marie Knight “Up Above My Head”
  • Reverend Gary Davis, “Let Us Get Together”performed by Marie Knight

This program aired on September 4, 2009.

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