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As Louisiana Fends Off Oil, Obama Visits Gulf Coast

Louisiana National Guardsman Bryan Jones, left, works on tidal dams to protect shorelines from oil spill at Grand Isle East State Park in Grand Isle, La. (AP)
Louisiana National Guardsman Bryan Jones, left, works on tidal dams to protect shorelines from oil spill at Grand Isle East State Park in Grand Isle, La. (AP)

One Man Searches For Silence

George Michelsen Foy went in search of peace and quiet after being surrounded by overbearing noise in a New York City subway station. His journey is featured in his new book, "Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence." Here & Now producer Chris Ballman measured the noise levels of every day life with Michelson Foy, video below.

NH School Headmaster Cracks Down On Revealing Clothing, Bemoans Influence Of Public Figures

Venus Williams' French Open outfit has garnered negative attention.(AP)
Venus Williams' French Open outfit has garnered negative attention.(AP)

Judge Brings Banks, Troubled Homeowners Together In 'Foreclosure Bizarre'

The president's $75 billion program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure is dying, according to the financial blog, Calculated Risk. The program has helped about 300,000 people avoid foreclosure, but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the 4 million people at risk of losing their homes. But in Philadelphia, an innovative program is helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. Judge Annette Rizzo launched the Residential Mortgage Diversion Pilot and says about two-thirds of people who walk into her courtroom are on the way to saving their homes.

Listeners Weigh In On Debate Over Vitamin D And Sun Exposure, Illegal Immigration

We hear from listeners after our conversation about unprotected exposure to sunlight and vitamin D; and our interview with Tania Unzueta, who was brought to the U.S. illegally by her parents and now faces deportation hearings. She and others staged a sit-in at Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) Tucson, Ariz. office last week.

Wagner's 'The Ring,' Comes To Life In Comics

L.A. Opera's "Das Rheingold." Arnold Bezuyen is Loge in what, in total, will be the most expensive production in the company's 22-year history. (Los Angeles Times)
L.A. Opera's "Das Rheingold." Arnold Bezuyen is Loge in what, in total, will be the most expensive production in the company's 22-year history. (Los Angeles Times)

Music From The Show

  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • The Rolling Stones, "Miss You"
  • Thenlonius Monk, "Caravan"
  • Richard Wagner, "The Ride of the Valkyries" performed by the Los Angeles Opera
  • Richard Wagner,"Fleight Heim, ihr Raben!" (The Imolation scene), performed by the Berlin Philharmonic
  • Placido Domingo singing from "Die Walkure" for the Los Angeles Opera's The Ring Cycle

This program aired on May 28, 2010.

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