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How Many Jobs Will The Jobs Bill Create?

Even supporters say that it is a modest measure, so how many jobs will the jobs bill actually create? A rare bit of bi-partisanship helped move the bill forward in the Senate, but can that spirit be harnessed for other measures? Tea Party activists are calling newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown "Benedict Brown" for supporting this measure. We'll speak with Naftali Bendavid, Congress and politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Restitution For Victims Of Child Porn

Federal judges are now being asked to consider whether someone convicted of possessing child porn should pay restitution to the children in those images. "Amy," as she's known in court papers, is now 20; but when she was 8 or 9 her uncle took pictures of her that are among the most circulated child porn images. She's using the Crime Victims Rights Act of 2004 to win millions of dollars in court-ordered damages from people who use those abusive images of her. We speak with Amy's attorney, James Marsh, and Jonathan Shapiro, who is defending a man who has been ordered to pay restitution to her.

Shadow Of Saddam

As Iraq prepares for parliamentary elections next month, the legacy of Saddam Hussein continues to cast a long shadow. Hundreds of candidates have been barred from running for office because of alleged links to the former dictator's now outlawed Baath party. As the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports that has thrown a bit of chaos into the pre-election mix.

Cyber-spying In High School?

Students in a school district in Pennsylvania are taping up the webcams in their school-issued laptops, after one student claimed school officials were spying on him at home. Bill Bender of the Philadelphia Daily News joins us; we'll also speak to Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.Org.

The Best Pictures Of 1943

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a scene from Casablanca (AP)
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a scene from Casablanca (AP)

There are 10 films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, something which has not happened since the 1944 Oscar ceremony. Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr looks at some of the films nominated that year, including the eventual winner: "Casablanca."

Music From The Show

  • Mike Mills, "Air"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • The Lickets, "Crowd of Pimps in the Rain"
  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
  • Herman Hupfeld, “As Time Goes By,” performed by Dooley Wilson

This program aired on February 23, 2010.


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