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Colleen LaRose, the self-described "Jihad Jane," faces terrorism charges in Pennsylvania (AP/SITE Intelligence Group)
Colleen LaRose, the self-described "Jihad Jane," faces terrorism charges in Pennsylvania (AP/SITE Intelligence Group)

Jihad Jane Under Scrutiny

Neighbors are calling her the "weird, weird lady who lived across the hall" but they say they never thought she was dangerous; Colleen LaRose, the white suburban Philadelphia Muslim convert who called herself "Jihad Jane" online, is suspected of recruiting Muslim extremists abroad and traveling to Sweden last year to try to kill a cartoonist who had depicted the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog. We speak with Carrie Johnson, who covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post.

Inside The Magazine Industry With "Mr. Magazine"

For years, Samir Husni has been collecting the first editions of new magazines. He says he can go to a newsstand, look at the magazines for sale, and figure out who's living nearby and what they're interested in. He's now a professor at the University of Mississippi's School of Journalism; he's also director of the school's Magazine Innovation Center. We speak with "Mr. Magazine" about which magazines are dying and which are thriving.

School Closings In Kansas City?

The school board in Kansas City is meeting today to consider closing as many as half of the city's public schools. The system is running out of cash and students. A court order in 1985 ruled that the largely minority district was under-served and it was ordered to come up with a desegregation plan. The district tried, but failed, to attract white kids from the suburbs by making schools that were state of the art. Sylvia Maria Gross of KCUR-FM joins us.

The Latest From Israel

Vice President Joe Biden is condemning Israel's plans to build 1,600 new homes in Arab East Jerusalem. The news came during Biden's trip to the region, as he tries to restart stalled peace talks. Meanwhile, in Israel today, an American family is beginning its court case against the Israeli government for the 2003 death of their daughter. Rachel Corrie, was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while she was trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza. Now her family wants Israel to pay. The BBC's Paul Wood has the story.

Ella Fitzgerald At "The Crescendo"

Ella Fitzgerald, in 1991 (AP)
Ella Fitzgerald, in 1991 (AP)

Music From The Show

  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • Marcus Roberts, "The Truth is Spoken Here"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Take the A train"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Mack the Knife"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Saint Louis Blues"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Lover Come Back"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "A Tisket A Tasket"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "But Not For Me"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Accentuate The Positive"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Fever"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Blue Moon"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Deep Purple"

This program aired on March 10, 2010.

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