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Thursday August 26, 2010

Tea Partiers To Meet In Washington This Weekend

T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Feb. 20. (AP)

On the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, conservative media host Glenn Beck will hold the “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial to “reclaim the civil rights movement.” And Tea Party activists will also be attending a FreedomWorks convention aimed at learning how to grassroots organize. We speak with New York Times reporter Kate Zernike about what’s driving these movements.

Young Workers Face Brighter Future In China Than In The U.S.

New statistics today show that hiring in the U.S. remains weak as economic growth stalls. Our guest, sociologist Katherine Newman, says this recession will affect the earning power of young Americans for years, or even decades. Newman is just back from Asia, where she noted a surprising consequence of China’s one child policy — a labor shortage that is driving up wages and driving manufacturers out to places like Vietnam and Bangladesh. Katherine Newman is the incoming dean of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Schools Offer Students A Chance To Skip Senior Year

High schools across the country are re-examining the traditional model that calls for graduation after the 12th grade. We speak with Paul Leather, deputy education commissioner in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is interested in implementing such a plan.

Candidates Copy Fashion, But May Lack Flair, Of Sen. Scott Brown

Can a pickup truck and a barn jacket spell success for a politician? It did for Scott Brown when he won the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. Now politicians across the country are hoping to mimic his success. Here & Now’s media analyst John Carroll joins us.

The Bluegrass Band ‘Cherryholmes’ Keeps It All In the Family

The Cherryholmes perform at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards show in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. Pictured are, from left, Molly Kate, Sandy Lee, B.J., Jere, Cia Leigh, and Skip. (AP)

Despite having no professional music experience, Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes decided to form a bluegrass band with four of their children in 1999. Six years later, the band, “Cherryholmes“, won Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. We speak with Sandy and son, Skip, about the band and their new CD, “Cherryholmes IV: Common Threads.”

Music From The Show

  • California Guitar Trio, “What I Am”
  • The Shins, “Young Pilgrims”
  • DJ Shadow, “Fixed Income”
  • Cia Cherryholmes, “When It’s not With Me Everyday” performed by Cherryholmes
  • Cherryholmes, “Shelly In the Heather/Linda’s Reel”
  • Sandy Cherryholmes, “Changed in a Moment” performed by Cherryholmes
  • B.J. and Cia Cherryholmes, “It’s Your Love” performed by Cherryholmes
  • Cia Cherryholmes, “Weaver of Lies” performed by Cherryholmes
  • B.J. and Molly Cherryholmes, “Tattoo of a Smudge” performed by Cherryholmes
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