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Democrats Push To Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Recording artist Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday (AP)
Recording artist Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday (AP)

Despite the threat of a Republican filibuster, Senate Democratic leaders have set a vote today on a measure giving the president authority to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. It's been attached to a massive defense policy bill. Democrats are also working on another amendment, the Dream Act, which provides a path to citizenship for some children of illegal immigrants who graduate from high school and are of "good moral character." We have an update from Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Google & Apple Face Off In The Battle For Your TV Remote

This fall, Apple TV and Google will begin competing to provide subscription television shows and movies streamed directly from the internet "cloud" to your computer. It's leading some consumers to ask, "who needs cable?"  That has cable companies worried, and they're taking their fight to Washington where they're trying to write rules that enable them to maintain control of the broadband pipelines that they built. We speak to Sam Gustin, who covers the business of media and technology for AOL's Daily Finance blog.

'Cyber-squatting' On Members Of Congress

Domain names have been a hot commodity since the emergence of the internet. Now, three-quarters of U.S. Senators and Representatives and a number of political candidates have fallen prey to the the business of co-opting high profile identities online. That's according to a new survey by The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse, an industry trade group in Washington, D.C. CADNA president Josh Bourne talks with us about identity squatting trend this election year.

A Rabbi, An Imam, And A Pastor Walk Into A Classroom

This academic year, Methodist-based Claremont School of Theology in California is kicking off a controversial new program to train leaders of Islam, Judaism and Christianity together under one roof. We speak with Najeeba Syeed-Miller, professor of interreligious education at Claremont, about the project.

Film, Graphic Novel Visualize Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

('Howl' copyright 1956, 2010, by Allen Ginsberg, LLC. Art and introduction copyright 2010 by Eric Drooker.)
('Howl' copyright 1956, 2010, by Allen Ginsberg, LLC. Art and introduction copyright 2010 by Eric Drooker.)

Both a new film and a graphic novel take on poet Allen Ginsberg's classic poem, "Howl."  We speak to New Yorker cover artist Eric Drooker, who provided animation for both the film and the book, about bringing the poem to visual life.

Music From The Show

  • Massive Attack, "Saturday Come Slow"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • The Funk Brothers, "Keep Me Hangin' On"
  • The Lickets, "Meat City"
  • Steve Earle, "Amerika v6"
  • Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out"
  • Gene De Paul and Don Raye “Star Eyes” performed by The Charlie Parker Quintet

This program aired on September 21, 2010.

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