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Toyota Safety Problems: Where Were The Regulators?

What did The National Highway Safety Administration know about safety problems with Toyota cars and did the agency act quickly enough? That's what two Congressional committees are asking — we get an update from Eric Lichtblau, Washington correspondent for the New York Times.

Why Is Nothing Made In America Anymore?

More than 42,000 U.S. factories have closed since 2001, when China entered the World Trade Organization. But Richard McCormack says that's not the only reason why so little is made here anymore.  We speak with McCormack, who is editor of Manufacturing and Technology News. We also speak with Brian O'Shaughnessy, chairman of Revere Copper Products, who is also a leading voice in the Coalition for a Prosperous America, a business group trying to change U.S. international tax and trade policy.

'Snowmageddon' Paralyzes D.C.-- Again

A snowplow clears the snow along Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. (AP)
A snowplow clears the snow along Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. (AP)

A Look At Polygamy In North America

An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people live a polygamist lifestyle in the U.S., according to researchers at Brigham and Young University. Many live in isolated communities as part of the group, The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). We speak with Scott Anderson, who along with photographer Stephanie Sinclair, gained access to a number of FLDS communities and wrote about his experience in February's National Geographic.

The National Geographic Channel tonight will air an accompanying documentary on polygamy in North America called "Inside Polygamy: Life in Bountiful."

Previewing U.S. Prospects In Vancouver

The U.S. is sending 216 athletes to the 21st Winter Olympics, which open in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday. They include contenders in skiing and skating as well as some lesser known events. We'll size up the American athletes' medal chances with Shira  Springer, who'll be reporting on the Games for the Boston Globe.

Music From The Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Charles Mingus, "Open Letter to Duke"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Gibraltar"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"

This program aired on February 10, 2010.

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