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Goldman Prepares For A Grilling  

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (AP)
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (AP)

With a showdown vote looming and one day before Goldman Sachs executives testify before Congress, Democrats are resisting Republican appeals for a broad compromise on financial overhaul legislation and are eager to test whether GOP unity will crack in an anti-Wall Street political climate.  We speak with Michael Scherer, who covers the White House for Time magazine.

Boy Scouts Will Appeal Damages In Abuse Lawsuit

The Boy Scouts of America says it will appeal a jury's decision on Friday to award $18.5 million to a former scout in Portland, Oregon who claims he was molested two decades ago by his scout leader. The former scout claimed that his scout leader confessed to molesting children but the Boy Scouts didn't ban him from the organization, despite having a secret "red flag" file on him and other problem scout leaders. Patrick Boyle is the editor of the newspaper Youth Today, and author of "Scout's Honor" about sex abuse in the Boy Scouts. Mike Carroll is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts in west central Florida, where he has led abuse prevention training sessions for scout masters.

Beware Of The Latest "Obamacare" Insurance Scams

Since passage of President Obama's health insurance overhaul law, a series of fraudulent health insurance peddlers have begun popping up across the country. With names like Obamacare and Obama Health Plan, the plans prey on consumer confusion about the new regulations and could leave unsuspecting customers with thousands of dollars in health bills when these fake plans fail to pay up. We speak with James Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

UN On Hold In Southern Afghanistan

The UN is asking 200 Afghan employees to stay home as the city of Kandahar is hit by coordinated bomb blasts. The violence comes as the US begins the initial phase of a major summer offensive to rout the Taliban from the region. Our guest is former U.S. and U.N. diplomat, Peter Galbraith.

Balkan Beat Box Reaches Across Musical Borders

Music On The Show From Balkan Beat Box

  • “Blue Eyed Black Boy”
  • “Bulgarian Chicks,” featuring Vlada Tomova and M. Alexiava
  • "Move it”
  • "Kabulectro”
  • “War Again”
  • “Dancing with the Moon”
  • “My Baby”

This program aired on April 26, 2010.


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