Fort Hood Shooting
Officials at Fort Hood this morning said they had no problems with the job performance of 39-year-old Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is suspected of killing 13 people at the Texas post yesterday. He was due to be deployed soon, and reportedly got into frequent arguments with others in the military who supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We speak with Amanda Kim Stairrett, Military Editor for the Killeen Daily Herald/Fort Hood Herald.
Guantanamo Detainees in Amherst Massachusetts?
If the Obama Administration closes the military detention center in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, what will it do with the detainees currently at the installation? This week, the town of Amherst Massachusetts voted to invite those detainees who have been cleared of terrorist charges to come to Amherst. As Here and Now's Deborah Becker reports, the issue has been a divisive one.
Can't Get There From Here
On October 16th, inspectors closed down the Crown Point Bridge that spans Lake Champlain and connects the states of New York and Vermont, saying the structure was in danger of collapsing. The bridge carried more than 3,000 vehicles a day and its closure has thrown the region's economy into a state of chaos. We talk with Lisa Cloutier, owner of the Bridge Restaurant in West Addison, Vermont about the impact on the region's businesses.
The U.S is one of only two countries in the world that has sentenced minors to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Next week, the Supreme Court takes up the issue to decide whether children should do adult time for adult crimes. Our guest is Amy Bach, author of "Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court."
The Indie Band 'The Walkmen'
Music from the Show
- Radiohead, "There There"
- Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
- Massive Attack, "Teardrop"
- Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
- Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
- Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"
- Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
- The Walkmen, "Canadian Girl"
- The Walkmen, "The Rat"
- The Walkmen, "In The New Year"
This program aired on November 6, 2009.