Primary Winners Set Sights On November
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas proved the oddsmakers wrong in defeating Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in yesterday's runoff election. Labor unions spent $10 million in an attempt to defeat Lincoln. They wanted her out because she doesn't support the public option in healthcare reform and she opposed a bill that would make it easier to unionize workers. Meanwhile, in California, wealthy businesswomen came out on top of the GOP ticket: Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorini won the nomination to face Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall and former eBay C.E.O. Meg Whitman won the GOP nomination in the governor's race. Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small wraps up all the primary day results with us.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Calls For New Era Of Federal Regulation
Former labor secretary Robert Reich connects BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to other recent disasters, including April's tragic explosion in Massey Energy's West Virginia coal mine and the financial meltdown, involving Goldman Sachs. Reich says all three companies have violated the public trust to make profits, demonstrating that it's time for a new era of federal regulation. In the case of BP, Reich argues for taking the company into temporary government receivership. Robert Reich served in the Clinton White House. He is now professor of public policy at University of California, Berkeley.
Ahmadinejad Warns Iranian Opposition Ahead Of Anniversary
Military Analyst Andrew Bacevich Says National Security Priorities Are Skewed
Military analyst Andrew Bacevich says the government's response to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is just the latest example that the nation's security priorities are skewed. Bacevich makes his case in a recent column in the Boston Globe and joins us to talk about it. His upcoming book is "Washington Rules: America's Path To Permanent War." Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University.
Lead Singer For Indie Band Reflects On Meteoric Rise
The electronic indie band Passion Pit began with lead singer Michael Angelakos and his laptop in his dorm room at Emerson College in Boston in 2007. Now the band is playing festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella and drawing huge crowds at college campuses across the country. Their music has appeared in shows like "Gossip Girl" and "Big Love." We speak with lead singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos.
Music From The Show
- Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Bloody Oil"
- Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
- Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
- Ken Vandermark, "Knock Yourself Out"
- The Lickets, "Meat City"
- Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
This program aired on June 9, 2010.