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Shrimpers Return to Louisiana Waters

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employees check for oil in the Gulf in advance of today's start of the shrimping season. (AP)
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employees check for oil in the Gulf in advance of today's start of the shrimping season. (AP)

Federal and state governments have opened Louisiana waters for shrimp fishing today amid questions about safety. Ewell Smith of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board is our guest.

Earn College Credits By Working At Walmart?

The for-profit online school, American Public University, will be offering academic credit to Walmart employees based on what they learn on the job.  Earning college credit for what's called "experiential learning" is nothing new, but the Walmart-APU partnership is the largest of its kind. We speak with Karan Powell, senior vice president and academic dean at APU. We also talk to Pam Tate, president and CEO of The Council of Experiential and Adult Learning, about the state of experiential learning nationwide.

Authorities Probe Apparent Suicide of 'Craigslist Killer'

Authorities are investigating the apparent jail cell suicide of the alleged “Craigslist Killer.” Former Boston University medical student Philip Markoff was found dead in his Boston cell yesterday - seven months before he was scheduled to go on trial for allegedly murdering a masseuse in a Boston hotel more than a year ago. The death raises questions about the rate of inmate suicides in Massachusetts, which is eight times the national average. We speak with Maria Cramer who has been covering the Markoff case for the Boston Globe.

Energy Efficiency Can Save Money And Lives In The Military

Retired Brig. Gen. Steve Anderson ran logistics for the military in Iraq and one of the things he focused on was energy efficiency. He was responsible for insulating the tents and structures the troops live in - a project that saved millions in energy costs. Gen. Anderson also says the move saved the lives of soldiers who were getting killed hauling fuel. Gen. Anderson joins us to make the case for military energy efficiency.

Tragedy And Triumph At Cinema Jenin

A police officer stands guard as Palestinians gather for the opening of Cinema Jenin in the Palestinian West Bank city of Jenin. (AP)
A police officer stands guard as Palestinians gather for the opening of Cinema Jenin in the Palestinian West Bank city of Jenin. (AP)

The BBC's Matt Heywood reports on the two weeks running up to the re-opening of the cinema in Jenin in the West Bank and discovers a story of how one man's tragedy became the inspiration for an international effort to bring art and the magic of the movies back to this Palestinian town.

Music From The Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
  • Radiohead, "There There"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • Travie McCoy (feat. Bruno Mars), "Billionaire"
  • The Lickets - "Serial East"

This program aired on August 16, 2010.

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