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Swine Flu Tents

Nurse Torrey Jones takes a blood pressure cuff off of patient Art Arteaga under a triage tent set up outside Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif. to treat emergency room patients who exhibit signs of the flu on Friday, May 1, 2009. (AP)
Nurse Torrey Jones takes a blood pressure cuff off of patient Art Arteaga under a triage tent set up outside Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif. to treat emergency room patients who exhibit signs of the flu on Friday, May 1, 2009. (AP)

High Stakes for Women in the Health Care Debate

According to the National Women's Law Center, three in five women are unable to pay their medical bills, more women than men are uninsured or underinsured, and many more women than men have foregone necessary care because of cost. We speak with Judy Waxman, vice president of health and reproductive rights at the National Women's Law Center about the unique challenges facing women in the health care system.

The Week Ahead for the Obama Administration

From healthcare reform to a meeting this week in Geneva about Iran's weapons' program — several major challenges await President Obama. He'll also fly to Denmark to help Chicago win the bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2016. We speak with Ben Smith of Politico.com.

Stream Rehab

During pioneer days farmers rerouted streams all over the eastern United States to irrigate crops and provide water for livestock. The result was not always beneficial for the plants, insects and animals that depended on the fragile, watery ecosystem for their well-being. Harry Goldstein, a producer for IEEE Spectrum Radio, traveled to a wetland in Kentucky to see how scientists are trying to return streams to their original paths and purposes.

Sports Conspiracies

This one will be guaranteed to start an argument. The authors of the new book "The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-ups and Scandals," say there's evidence to support the theory that the New England Patriots cheated their way to a Super Bowl dynasty. Co-author Mark Weinstein joins us to talk about that and some of the other conspiracy theories in the book.

Music from the show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Peter Jankovic, "Astor Piazzola: Campero"
  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
  • Radiohead, "There, There"
  • Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"
  • Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
  • Adam Snider, "Swamp Angel"

This program aired on September 28, 2009.

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