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Swine Flu Update

Vaccines are in short supply, and pregnant women and people with underlying illnesses shouldn't take the nasal injection, which is the most common form available right now. We speak with Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

There's No Place Like Home

Americans are becoming less nomadic — less willing to relocate away from home than at any time since 1942, when the government first started tracking America's comings and goings. Our guest, Joel Kotkin, calls it 'the new localism' and says that this new cultural attitude is profoundly re-shaping the country. Joel Kotkin is presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University. His upcoming book is 'The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050.'  Kotkin is also executive editor of the website New

Growing Anti-Americanism in Pakistan

Students protest against the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. Clinton is on a three-day state visit to Pakistan. (AP)
Students protest against the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced critical questions about U-S policy toward Pakistan during a town hall session with university students in Lahore today. They asked Clinton whether the U-S is forcing Pakistan to use military force on its own territory as it fights the Taliban. Clinton said the United States would do the same thing if terrorists were attacking targets inside the US. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from Islamabad on the growing wave of anti-American sentiment in Pakistan.

A Female Writer Speaks Out About Letterman

Nell Scovell was a writer on the David Letterman show...a rare woman in a sea of men.  Scovell writes about a hostile work environment on the staff, especially for women like her who were not sleeping with him. She writes about this and the shortage of women comedy writers in the recent edition of Vanity Fair.

Actor John Cazale

Actor John Cazale's film career was brief but incredible. He played Fredo in The Godfather I and II. He acted alongside Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon; and alongside Gene Hackman in The Conversation. As he was dying of cancer, he co-starred in The Deer Hunter.  Cazale's life and work is the subject of a new film, "I Knew It Was You". We speak with director Richard Shepard.

Music from the Show

  • Euphone, "Island I'd Love to Live On"
  • The Album Leaf, "Thule"

This program aired on October 29, 2009.


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