States Battle It Out Over Health Care Reform
As the U.S. Senate begins day two of debate on the bill of fixes to the health care reform law, many state leaders are up in arms. In Washington state, the Democratic governor is at odds with the Republican attorney general, who has joined a lawsuit with 12 other states challenging health care reform on the grounds that it violates states' rights. Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna gives us his view. Jonathan Turley, law professor at George Washington University, says this case is the Alamo for states' rights advocates, and their legal arguments should be heard.
A Veteran Reporter Reflects On Iraq
Anthony Shadid is the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times based in Baghdad, who has been reporting from the Middle East for nearly a decade. He visits us here in Boston to talk about what the future holds for Iraq and the U.S. occupation, which is scheduled to end next year.
A Haitian-American Marine Helps Out In Haiti
Gunnery Sergeant Michel Leandre hadn't been back to his native Haiti since he was six years old. More than 20 years later, he returned to earthquake-ravaged Haiti as a United States Marine. Leandre speaks with us about his translation work in Haiti and his recent visit to his childhood home.
An Arizona Doctor Is Awarded For His Work In Haiti
We speak with Dr. Jordy Cox, a trauma surgeon at Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona. Dr Cox is one of three National Citizen Service Award recipients who will receive their awards tomorrow; he was selected for his work in Haiti with Doctors Without Borders.
A Mural Blooms In A Boston High School
A muralist has set up shop inside Boston's English High. The students become painters and a vending machine selling chips becomes part of the mural. Here and Now's David Boeri introduces us to the student artists — who hail from far and wide — and the artist, Heidi Schork.
Music From The Show
- Air, "Mike Mills"
- Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out"
- Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
- Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
- Dntel, "Last Songs"
- Antonio Carlos Jobim, “Stone Flower,” performed by Richard Stoltzman and band
This program aired on March 24, 2010.