Lawmakers Wrap Up Health Care Legislation
During an all-night session, Republican senators succeeded in making some minor changes to the bill of fixes to the new health care reform law. That will force another House vote on the legislation. Democrats say they're on track to send the bill to President Obama this afternoon. Meanwhile, the FBI is looking into threats of violence against at least ten members of Congress who voted for health care reform. We have an update from David Lightman, Capitol Hill correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. We also speak to Karen Tumulty of Time magazine about how the new health care law will affect the insured and uninsured, seniors, the poor, children and more.
March Madness Marches On
The Sweet Sixteen round gets underway tonight and the big question is: how will Cinderella team Cornell fare against powerhouse Kentucky? We pose that question to Bob Ryan, who's covering the games for the Boston Globe.
Roughly two million Americans don't have adequate access to water. They either have no indoor plumbing, or have to dig their own wells and treat their own water to get water flowing into their homes. Why are some Americans still living without water? We talk to Robert Martin of Ruleville, Mississippi, who has been leading a seven year fight to get municipal water into his community. We also hear from Stephen Gasteyer of the University of Michigan on why some Americans don't have water and what's being done to solve the problem.
Pope Declined To Defrock Priest Accused Of Abusing Children
The New York Times reports that the Vatican failed to take action against an abusive priest in Milwaukee, even though two Wisconsin bishops urged the Vatican to discipline him. Fr. Lawrence Murphy was accused of molesting some 200 boys at a school for the deaf outside of Milwaukee. In 1996, then-Cardinal Ratzinger failed to respond to concerns brought to him by American bishops.
A Composer Writes From His Own Heartbreak
Peter Lieberson composed the song cycle "Neruda Songs" as a farewell for his second wife, singer Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson who sang at the premiere before she died of breast cancer in 2006. Tonight, the Boston Symphony Orchestra premieres Lieberson's companion piece to the work "Songs of Love and Sorrow" which not only expresses the grief in Lieberson's life but his rediscovery of love. Here and Now's Andrea Shea brings us the story.
Music From The Show
- Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
- Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
- Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
- The Wee Trio, "Flint"
- Rodrigo and Lopez, "Logos"
- Peter Lieberson, “Neruda Songs” performed by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
- Peter Lieberson, “Songs of Love and Sorrow” performed by Gerald Finley with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
This program aired on March 25, 2010.