Rundown 11/5

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Health Care in Congress

A bill from the House is limping towards a rare Saturday night vote. We'll get the latest on negotiations over contentious issues like abortion and immigration with Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor. We'll also look at AARP's support of the bill — and what it might mean for its members and its own insurance business.

Journalist Michael Goldfarb

In the 21st century, European countries are still struggling to integrate immigrants, primarily Muslims, into their societies. Veteran journalist Michael Goldfarb says the same thing was happening in the 1700s, only with the Jews. He delves into that history in his new book, "Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance."

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Japan's Lost Generation

Japan offers a grim lesson for young people who are trying to find work today. Many who were growing up when Japan's economic bubble burst in the 1990s are still struggling to find permanent jobs. The BBC's Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

The Business of Medical Marijuana

Young marijuana plants are shown Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, in Seattle. The marijuana is distributed to members of a cooperative of medical patients who have received doctor's authorization to use the drug to treat their illnesses, such as AIDS and multiple sclerosis. Unlike several other states which permit marijuana sales to patients, Washington requires patients to grow marijuana themselves or designate a caregiver to grow it for them.(AP

The medical marijuana business is booming in California. People are growing and selling pot just to make ends meet while others are positioning their farms to be the vineyards of the future. Journalist Susan Kuchinskas writes about this in Miller McCune Magazine.

'The Prisoner' Returns

The 1960's cult television series, "The Prisoner" has been remade and premieres this month on the AMC cable channel. Jim Caviezel stars as 6 and Ian McKellen as 2. Meanwhile, the 17-episode original series starring Patrick McGoohan as No. 6 has been re-released on DVD and is airing on the Independent Film Channel. Here and Now critic-at-large Ed Siegel joins us to talk — "The Prisoner" past and present.

Music from the Show

  • Radiohead, "Where I End and You Begin"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"
  • Calexico, "Crumble"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Johnny Rivers, "Secret Agent Man"

This program aired on November 5, 2009.


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