Senate Committee Votes on Health Care
13 Democrats and 1 Republican on the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve a health care overhaul bill today. Before the vote we spoke with Congressional Correspondent Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor.
Journalist Max Blumenthal spent six years covering the radical right, we speak with him about his new book "Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party." Blumenthal is also senior writer for The Daily Beast.
Children and Swine Flu
Doctors are warning parents to be on the lookout for signs that swine flu has taken a deadly turn. While experts say H1N1 is no more dangerous than seasonal flu, children seem to be catching it more easily. And the flu can become deadly when it causes pneumonia or other respiratory infections. Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine tells us what symptoms to look for and explains why the flu can turn deadly.
Five Farms, Part Two
Our week long series "Five Farms" continues with a visit to the 106 acre hog farm run by Eddie and Dorothy Wise in Nash County, North Carolina. Eddie Wise is a fourth generation African-American farmer and he and his wife are trying to figure out how to entice one of their three children to take up the operation when Eddie is no longer able to work. It’s a challenge that’s especially wrenching for African-Americans, and so far Eddie's only son won't say for sure if he'll leave his job in the city to raise hogs. Our producer is John Biewen.
Here and Now's Critic-At-Large, Ed Siegel is just back from the Great White Way and he fills us in on three of this season's most talk ed about Broadway productions - "Hamlet" with Jude Law," "A Steady Rain" with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman and "Superior Donuts," a new comedy from Tony Award winning playwright, Tracy Letts.
This program aired on October 13, 2009.
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