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Tuesday March 30, 2010

The Parent Of A Bullied Child Responds To Criminal Charges In A Bullying Suicide

We speak with Mitchell Broulliard about school bullying. Broulliard says his daughter was bullied by some of the same students who are charged in the death of Phoebe Prince. Prosecutors say Prince committed suicide last January after being relentlessly bullied at South Hadley High School in Massachusetts.

American Women Work To Help Each Other While Living Overseas

Dianne Reed, who was shot in the leg in a terrorist attack in 2004, limbers up before a training run in Abu Dhabi. (Lauren Lancaster/The National)

Recently Here and Now’s Robin Young attended a convention held by The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas. FAWCO is much more than an international coffee klatch. It deals with serious issues. Robin speaks with two FAWCO members: Paula Lucas, who founded the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and Dianne Reed, who was shot during a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia in 2004.

A March Filled With Basketball Madness At Butler Unversity

Butler University charged into the national spotlight when they defeated Kansas State on Saturday to secure a spot in the NCAA Men’s basketball semifinals. Emily Newell, sports editor for The Butler Collegian, tells us what the mood is like on the Indiana campus.

To Screen Or Not To Screen Young Athletes For Heart Trouble

A new study points to the benefits of cardiac screening for all high school and college athletes. But can our medical system afford it? We speak with Dr. Aaron Baggish, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, about his research.

Hollywood Loves Remakes

With Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” doing well at the box office and a number of remakes of the “Wizard of Oz” now in the works, it looks like Hollywood is relying more and more on re-making classic films to draw audiences to theaters. Steve Zeitchik, who writes about the film industry for the Los Angeles Times, fills us in on the thinking behind these re-boot projects.   We wonder… is a remake of “Footloose” (1984) coming soon to a screen near you? Check out Robin’s brother Jimmy Youngs in the original movie; he’s the “bad guy” driving the tractor in this scene.

Music From The Show

  • Sigur Ros, “Nybatteri”
  • Charles Mingus, “Boogie Stop Shuffle”
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Crosstown Traffic”
  • Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” performed by Deniece Williams
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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

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Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.