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Toyota From Congress To Courts

After a grilling in Congress this week, Toyota's next battlefield may be the court room. As many as 16 class action lawsuits are in the works for cases involving sudden acceleration of vehicles. One case that's drawing national attention is that of Kua Fong Lee in Minnesota. The 32 year-old man was sentenced to 8 years in prison, after an accident that killed three people. He has always claimed that the brakes on his 1996 Toyota Camry didn't work. Now the judge may be willing to give the case another look. Our guests are Suzanne Ziegler, business reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Sean Kane, a car safety advocate and founder of Safety Research & Strategies.

Germany's Maria Riesch speeds down the course during the first run of the Women's slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics(AP)
Germany's Maria Riesch speeds down the course during the first run of the Women's slalom, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics(AP)

Vancouverites Look To Olympic Legacy

This weekend the city will be sending its guests back to all corners of the globe. The 21st Winter Olympics closing ceremony is on Sunday night, 16 days after the Games began. Steve Lus, who's a reporter for CBC Radio in Vancouver, shares his perspective as the Olympics draw to a close.

Murder In Dubai... Who Done It?

We talk with the BBC's Jonathan Marcus about the diplomatic row Israel now finds itself in with a number of nations over the killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19th. Some of the 26 suspects in the assassination had forged passports belonging to foreign nationals living in Israel who say their identities had been stolen. There's suspicion that Israel's spy agency Mossad was behind the operation.

Helping AIDS Orphans In Swaziland

The African nation has the world's highest rate of AIDS infection — with over a quarter of the population infected. Most deaths in the country are now due to AIDS and life expectancy has fallen dramatically. from 61 years to 32 years. Mr. Welcome Mathabela Mkhalipi and Ms. Mavis Vilani both work with The Bantwana Initiative in Swaziland. We'll speak to them about their work.

Yuriko, A Dancer With Martha Graham

Yuriko rehearsing students at The New School in Martha Graham's 1936 work "Steps in the Street" in 2006 (Flickr/Matt Sussman)
Yuriko rehearsing students at The New School in Martha Graham's 1936 work "Steps in the Street" in 2006 (Flickr/Matt Sussman)

Music From The Show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • Moby, "Inside"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
  • Aaron Copeland, "Appalachian Spring," performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic

This program aired on February 26, 2010.

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