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Bad News for Job Seekers

Another 268,000 workers lost their jobs last month, bringing the total number of unemployed to over 15 million. It's the highest number of people out of work in 25 years, and most economists don't see any near term turnaround. We'll speak with Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at the forecasting firm IHS Global Insight.

Remembering Rod Serling

A 2009 postage stamp honoring Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" television show (AP)
A 2009 postage stamp honoring Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" television show (AP)

Fifty years ago tonight, Rod Serling took Americans into The Twilight Zone, when his new television series made its debut on CBS. Many have never really returned. The anniversary will be marked tonight at Ithaca College, where Serling taught from 1967 until his death in 1975.  Here and Now host Robin Young was one of his students, and today we are re-broadcasting a piece about Robin's visit to the college for a 2007 conference on Serling's work. The school is hosting a similar conference this weekend.

Rio Wins, Chicago Loses

There was stunned silence in Chicago... but wild cheering in Rio de Janeiro, after the International Olympic Committe picked the Brazilian city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. We speak with John Powers, who covers the Olympics for the Boston Globe.

The Secret Life of Eran Egozy

Eran Egozy is an M.I.T.-bred computer geek who co-created the wildly successful interactive music-video games, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Rock Band - The Beatles. Egozy is also a musician, but it may surprise people to learn that he's more into Haydn than Heavy Metal. He is a classically trained clarinetist and a member of the Boston-based Radius Ensemble. We talk with Egozy about how his passion for both classical music and computers led to the biggest innovation to hit the rock world in years.

Music from the Show

  • The Ventures, "Green Onions"
  • Tito Puente, "Royal T"
  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • Charles Mingus, "Tensions"
  • Nathan Milstein, "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin"
  • The Beatles, "Hard Day's Night" 
  • Franz Schubert, Octet in F, D. 803, performed by the Radius Ensemble
  • The Beatles, "When I'm 64"
  • DLC, "We Are The Road Crew"
  • The Beatles, "Eight Days a Week"
  • Aaron Copland, Concerto For Clarinet and Strings, performed by Benny Goodman

This program aired on October 2, 2009.

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