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Friday June 26, 2009

Iran at Two Weeks and Counting

Iran’s Guardian Council declared today that it had found no fraud in this month’s presidential election. Opposition leader, Mir Moussavi, has pledged not to drop his challenge of the results, even as he asks followers not to break the law by demonstrating without official permits. As the country’s rulers clamp down, what are the reformists’ options? We’ll speak with Sadeq Saba, Iranian Affairs Analyst for the BBC.

Remembering Michael

In this Aug. 29, 1993 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" concert in National Stadium, Singapore.  (AP)

Michael Jackson performs in Singapore in 1993. (AP)

The King of Pop is dead at the age of 50. We’ll look back at Michael Jackson’s life and his music with
Here and Now pop culture critic, Renee Graham.

Virginia’s Hatton Ferry

A two-car ferry that’s pole-driven is losing state funding. The Hatton Ferry is a relic from simpler times and isn’t really a part of Virginia’s transportation system. We speak to Steven Meeks, president of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.

The Use of Proxy Servers in Iran

The Iranian government has blocked parts of the internet, but Iranians are turning to proxy servers which let them access restricted websites. We’ll discuss this technology with Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Center of International Studies at the University of Toronto, he’s also vice president of the proxy service provider, Psiphon.

Current TV

Al Gore’s start-up cable station, Current TV, has been in the headlines since North Korea arrested two of its reporters and sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor. Current TV was launched in 2005 to attract younger viewers, who not only watch the station, but also contribute stories. We take a look at how Current TV is faring with Bob Thompson, co-founder of the Bleir Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

Music from the show

  • Michael Jackson, “I Want You Back”
  • The Jackson Five, “ABC’s”
  • Michael Jackson, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”
  • Michael Jackson, “Workin’ Day and Night”
  • Michael Jackson, “You Can’t Win/Can’t Get Outta the Rain”
  • Michael Jackson, “Thriller”
  • Michael Jackson, “Will You Be There”
  • Michael Jackson, “Beat It”
  • Michael Jackson, “Human Nature”
  • Michael Jackson, “Remember the Time”
  • Paul Simon, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”
  • The Lickets, “Meat City”
  • Freddie Hubbard, “Little Sunflower”
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