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Congressional Moves on Healthcare

As President Obama prepares to address Congress and the American public about the need to reform healthcare, Jonathan Allen of Congressional Quarterly gives us the latest from Capitol Hill.

End of Life Care

End of life care is a delicate issue and one that needs many frank conversations. Jane Brody of the New York Times offers a guide to navigating this terrain. We revisit a conversation we had with Brody about her book,  "Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life."

Mexican Drug Cartels Recruit American Teenagers

American teenagers are being recruited to work for the Mexican cartels that control a multi-billion dollar drug trade.  The BBC's Matthew Price reports from Texas.

Redcoats’ Revenge... and the Other 9/11

What if the British, not the U.S., won the often forgotten War of 1812? Author and retired Army Colonel David Fitz-Enz speculates on how American history might have unfolded, in his book “Redcoats’ Revenge: An Alternate History of the War of 1812.” It centers on the turning point in the war: The Battle of Plattsburgh, on Lake Champlain, which began on September 11 at 8:30am, almost 200 years before September 11, 2001.

Orthodox Jew Brings Faith to Hip-Hop, Reggae

Matisyahu performs at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore in 2007.  (AP)
Matisyahu performs at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore in 2007. (AP)

Music from the show

  • Radiohead, "There There"
  • Charles Mingus, "Open Letter to Duke"
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
  • Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"
  • The Boston Pops, "Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture"
  • Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out"
  • Matisyahu, “King Without a Crown”
  • Matisyahu, “One Day”
  • Matisyahu, “Exaltation”
  • Matisyahu, “For You”
  • Matiyahu, “On Nature”
  • Matisyahu, “Silence”
  • Matisyahu, “I Will be Light”

This program aired on September 9, 2009.


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