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Toyota Announces Fix

"No Sell" signs are posted in the windows of new Toyota vehicles at Wondries dealer in Alhambra, CA Thursday, Jan 28,  2010. (AP)
"No Sell" signs are posted in the windows of new Toyota vehicles at Wondries dealer in Alhambra, CA Thursday, Jan 28, 2010. (AP)

No NYC Trial for Confessed 9/11 Mastermind

The White House has all but ruled out trying confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan, but administration spokesmen insist he will be tried in a criminal rather than military court. We speak with Evan Perez, who covers the Justice Department for the Wall Street Journal, and former military lawyer Scott Silliman, who is executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University Law School.

Maine Lawmaker Pushes for Cellphone Warning Label

We talk with Maine state representative Andrea Boland about why she is pushing legislation to make her state the first in the union to require that cellphones be labeled with graphic warnings of possible brain cancer risks.

GOP Targets President Obama's Former Senate Seat

Just weeks after Republican Scott Brown won the senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, Republicans are now targeting President Obama's former seat in Illinois. Primary races are tomorrow, and Tea Party activists say the Republican front-runner isn't conservative enough. Can the Tea Party make a difference in Illinois? Also, we look at contentious primaries in the race for governor and in the House seat once held by former speaker Denis Hastert. Our guest is political reporter, Rick Pearson, of the Chicago Tribune.

Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Wins Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album

Beyonce and Taylor Swift won big last night, but we also want to congratulate songwriter Steve Earle.

Contemplating Fatherhood, Family Dysfunction, and Abu Ghraib

Author Nick Flynn (Joyce Ravid).
Author Nick Flynn (Joyce Ravid).

Music from the show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Tito Puente, "Royal T"
  • Moby, "Myopia"
  • The Wee Trio, "Fresh Air"
  • Steve Earle, "Transcendental Blues"
  • Townes van Zandt, “White Freightliner Blues” performed by Steve Earle
  • Doug Carn “Fatherhood”

This program aired on February 1, 2010.

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