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Obama Administration Considers Next Steps After Court Rules Federal Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court Judge found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, saying it treads on states' rights by forcing a state to discriminate against its own residents. The court also ruled the federal law violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Will the Obama administration appeal? And what's the fall-out for other states that recognize gay marriage? We speak with Emily Bazelon, senior editor at the online magazine Slate about what happens next.

SNL Writer Pens Debut Novel

Estonia Becomes Hub Of Cyber Defense

While the spy ring uncovered last month in the U.S. seemed a bit out of a Cold War spy novel, cyber-espionage is the 21st century way of finding out your enemy's secrets. The Baltic nation of Estonia is leading the way in building defenses against cyber-spying. The BBC's Dominic Hughes reports from Tallinn.

American Universities Confront Intense Market In The Middle East

After two years of struggling to enroll students at its Dubai campus, Michigan State University is pulling out of the the United Arab Emirates. Lack of incentives, qualified students and funding have forced the university to close its undergraduate program in Dubai, which raises questions about whether other American universities' new programs in the Middle East will survive. We speak to Spencer Witte, a consultant with Ishtirak, a business development company focused on the Middle East.

Listener Letters: Free Range Kids, Music Mystery Solved

We got a ton of feedback on our interview with author Lenore Skenazy. In "Free Range Kids" she advocates for letting kids roam outside the way children of yesteryear did. Also, fans of Mogawe helped us solve a Here & Now musical mystery.

Children In Reality Shows Offered Little Legal Protection

Music From The Show

  • The Eroica Trio, "Cafe' Music"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Sonny Rollins, "Get Happy"
  • Fred Hersch, "Desafinado"
  • The Ventures, "Green Onions"
  • Mogawi, "I Know You Are, But What Am I"
  • Travie Mccoy, "Billionaire"

This program aired on July 9, 2010.


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