President Mulls Tax On Wall Street
The Obama Administration is considering a new tax on big banks to recoup as much as $120 billion in bailout money and cut the federal deficit. The proposal is expected to be part of the budget the White House submits to Congress on February 2nd. So what's on the table? We speak with Binyamin Appelbaum, banking reporter for the Washington Post.
Former CIA Official Reflects on the Hazards of Being a Double Agent
A Jordanian double agent was responsible for killing seven CIA officers and a Jordanian intelligence official in Afghanistan last month. Today we look at the hazards of double agents and why foreign agents are still so valuable to intelligence agencies. Peter Earnest tells us how he helped uncover one double agent, but was fooled by another. He worked for the CIA for 36 years and is now executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
Trial over Abortion Provider Murder
Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing Wichita abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, last year may be allowed to consider finding confessed killer Scott Roeder guilty of voluntary manslaughter, which would allow him to claim that the murder was justified to protect the lives of unborn children. We speak with Judy Thomas, Reporter for the Kansas City Star.
Officials Brace for 3rd Wave of Swine Flu
Health officials across the country are warning of a possible third wave of the H1N1 virus. Here & Now's George Hicks goes to a neighborhood pharmacy in Cambridge, Mass., where he meets people who want the vaccine and people who don't. We'll also speak with Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious diseases expert at Vanderbilt Medical center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Singer Songwriter Freedy Johnston Releases New Album
Music from the show
- Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
- Jerry Douglas, "Rain on Oliviatown"
- Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
- Radiohead, "In Limbo"
- Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
- Kar-Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
- Sonny Rollins, "Get Happy"
This program aired on January 12, 2010.