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Washington Girds For Battle Over Bush Tax Cut Extension

Tax cuts passed during the Bush Administration are set to expire at the end of this year and both parties are already on the attack over whether to extend them. Republicans want to extend the cuts for everyone, Democrats want to keep the cuts for the middle class and eliminate the cuts for high earners-effectively increasing taxes on the wealthiest.  We take a close look at the tax cuts and how the left and right are shaping the debate with Howard Gleckman, resident fellow at the Urban Institute and editor of TaxVox for the Tax Policy Center, which is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.

A Pastor's View Of Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law

Fr. John Herman is pastor at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, Arizona. For several months he has been observing how Arizona's new illegal immigration law has been effecting his parishioners and joins us to explain.

Floods Devastate Pakistan

Pakistani villagers evacuate a flooded village near Nowshera,  Pakistan.(AP)
Pakistani villagers evacuate a flooded village near Nowshera, Pakistan.(AP)

The War Over Raw Milk Heats Up

Raw milk on sale in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Flickr/Desiree N. Williams)
Raw milk on sale in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Flickr/Desiree N. Williams)

Growing Up Gay, Bullied And Obsessed With 'Bewitched'

When author Eric Poole was a child he was miserable. His mother obsessively cleaned, Eric was bullied in school and his realization that he was gay didn't help him get along with his conservative Baptist family. Eric’s one solace was the T.V. show “Bewitched.” Unbeknownst to his family, he would dress up in an old bedspread and cast spells to try to change his life. We speak to Eric Poole about his memoir: “Where’s My Wand: One Boy’s Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting."

Music From The Show

  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
  • Harry James, "I've Heard that Song Before"

This program aired on August 3, 2010.

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