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Brown Victory Brings New Day in D.C. and Massachusetts

Senator-elect Scott Brown says he'll be driving his trademark truck down to D.C. We'll look at where Brown stands on financial reform, healthcare reform, national security and more, and what his election says about the electorate. Our guests are analysts Dan Payne and Todd Domke; we'll also speak with Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and John Harwood, chief political correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for the New York Times

  • We also speak with New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, the ranking Republican on the Senate budget committee, to discuss what Scott Brown's victory means for health care reform and the hopes of other Republicans in Congress during the midterm elections.

California Braces for Third in Series of Storms

A series of storms has hit parts of California. Officials are asking hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes today. We'll speak with Kirk Albanese, deputy chief, Los Angeles Police Department.

Doctor in Haiti Tells of Makeshift Medical Care Amid Aftershocks

Medical supplies are in short supply in Haiti, while power and communications remain unreliable. We talk about the situation with Dr. Evan Lyon, who's working at the general hospital in Port-au-Prince for the organization, Partners in Health.

Painting Art Along a Longitude

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Painter and Williams College professor Mike Glier wanted to explore areas on a longitudinal line from his upstate New York studio. So he traveled to the Arctic Tundra on Canada's Baffin Island, the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, St. John's in the Virgin Islands as well as New York City. His paintings, photos, and thoughts on his journey are captured in a new book: "Mike Glier: Along a Long Line."

Music from the show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"

  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."

  • Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"

  • Dntel, "Last Songs"

  • Massive Attack, "Future Proof"Robert Starer, “Hudson Valley Suite: The View from Olana” performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra and David Alan Miller

  • This program aired on January 20, 2010.

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