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Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)
Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)

Adopting from Haiti

Haiti is once again allowing orphans, already in the adoption pipeline, to leave — even as the country continues to investigate child trafficking allegations against 10 American missionaries. We look at international adoptions from Haiti with Tom DiFilipo, president of the child advocacy group, The Joint Council on International Children's Services. We also speak with Deb Barry, child protection expert at Save The Children; she's working in Haiti.

Preserving Northern Forests

Across the Northern Hemisphere, layers of accumulated peat beneath forests are slowing thawing and as they do, they could emit massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We speak to Jeff Wells about the peat forests of the north. Wells is senior scientist with The International Boreal Conservation Campaign and the Boreal Songbird Initiative.

Navigating the Roads of Gaza

It's not easy to smuggle cars into Gaza — but motorbikes are easier. The BBC's John Donnison reports from Gaza City about the dangers posed on the roads of the territory.

And the Nominees Are...

We'll speak with Ty Burr, film critic of the Boston Globe, about the Oscar nominees, which were announced today. The Hurt Locker and Avatar lead with 9 nominations each, but this year's field but with 10 best picture nominees, the field is wide open.

Music from the Show

  • Dntel, "Last Songs"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • Moby, "Myopia"
  • Jimi Hendrix, "Crosstown Traffic"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Alexandre Desplat, “Mr. Fox in the Fields”

This program aired on February 2, 2010.

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