Anxiety Turns to Skepticism Over 'Balloon Boy'
There's relief, disbelief even skepticism- after 6-year old Falcon Heene turned up alive, hiding inside his family's garage attic, after his family said they thought he was stuck inside a home-made, helium balloon that got loose and flew over Colorado yesterday. We hear the latest from Michelle Griego of CBS 4 in Denver.
Where The Wild Things Are
The movie of the classic 1963 children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" comes out today, and we listen back to our June 2008 interview with its author and illustrator Maurice Sendak; he talks about how some things in life are scary, and how that makes its way into his children's books.
The Cost of War
The Obama administration is weighing whether to send perhaps 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, and the new breakdown they are using is that it will cost $1 million dollars per year per soldier sent to Afghanistan, that's $1 billion for every 1000 troops. And, each gallon of fuel used there is estimated to cost at least $400. We speak with Roxana Tiron, defense reporter for The Hill.
Five Farms, Part Five
All week long we've been profiling American farmers and their prospects for the future in our series, "Five Farms". Our final stop is Yolo County, California, where Jeff and Annie Main are working to preserve an organic farm that they gave birth to twenty plus years ago. The Mains have three grown children, and so far, none of the children have plans to take over the family farm. Our story was produced by John Biewen and Ben Adler.
Nashville Artist Will Hoge's 'The Wreckage'
It's hard not to read the title of Will Hoge's CD too literally. The singer-songwriter nearly died in a traffic accident in 2008. But after months of rehab and many surgeries, he's back on the road with his music, which has drawn comparisons to Bruce Spingsteen and Tom Petty. Here and Now's Alex Ashlock spoke with Hoge before his recent show in Boston.
Music from the show
- Music from the Soundtrack to the Movie, "Where the Wild Things Are"
- Sonny Rollins, "Get Happy"
- Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
- The Lickets, "Meat City"
- Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"
This program aired on October 16, 2009.
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