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Health Care for 'Invincibles'

Largely silent in the health care debate is a group of people who experts say will play a major role in both funding and benefiting from any major reform — Americans under the age of 30. Many in this group forego insurance — feeling "invincible"; others just can't afford it and end up struggling to pay medical bills. We speak with Washington Post national politics reporter Shailagh Murray.

'You Lie' and More

Former President Jimmy Carter said that Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst last week during President Obama's speech before Congress was an act based on racism. We look at how race has factored into this and other recent with Wil Haygood of the Washington Post and Chris Smith of University of Southern California.

Insecurity in Kabul

The political deadlock following a contested presidential election has added to the feeling of insecurity in Kabul. As the BBC's Chris Morris reports, guns sales are up - so too are sales of rocket-propelled grenades.

Sustainable Colleges

John Deans, a senior at the College of the Atlantic, right, leads a group of college students and staff in a Step It Up rally for climate change on the fogged-in summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Saturday, April 14, 2007, near Bar Harbor, Maine. The group started hiking at 4 AM to time their rally to coincide with the first-in-the nation sunrise however the weather limited their visibility to about 100-feet. The event was one of more than 1,300 rallies across the country calling on Congress to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. (AP)
A College of Atlantic student leads others in hike up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in 2007. The hike was part of a national movement to call on Congerss to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A recent survey by the Princeton Review shows that two-thirds of students applying to college say how green a school is plays a big part in whether they'll go there. We take a look at one college that was founded on the idea that green is good. The College of the Atlantic is located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, has fewer than 500 students and ranks fifth on Sierra Magazine's list of the "most eco-enlightened U.S. universities." Our guest is COA president, David Hales.


One of the most talked-about shows of the new television season follows a rag tag group of high school students who come together to form a glee club. The show pokes fun at the high school caste system, but refuses to mock the talent of the students when they belt out numbers like Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Kayne West's "Gold Digger." Show co-creator Brad Falchuk is our guest.

Music from the show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Nathan Milstein, "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin"
  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • The Wee Trio, "Flint"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"

This program aired on September 16, 2009.


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