Hurricane Tomas Bears Down On Haiti
Hurricane Tomas is flooding a Haitian town that is already in ruins from the earthquake in January. We get an update from Haiti from Randal Archibold of The New York Times.
From Email Addiction To Skipped Lunches, Author Says ‘The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working’
Consultant Tony Schwartz says that our long work days spent constantly checking e-mail are not only making us unhappy, they’re sabotaging the rest of our lives and making us less productive. We speak with Schwartz about his new book “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance.” Schwartz also started a “Take Back Your Lunch” campaign this year.
- Book Excerpt: ‘The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working’ (PDF)
‘Perfect’ Horse Goes For Glory At The Breeders’ Cup
Thoroughbred horse racing for the year reaches the finish line with The Breeders’ Cup races today and tomorrow at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Tomorrow, all eyes will be on the filly Zenyatta. She’s one of the most popular horses ever. She even has her own Twitter account and Facebook page. New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape joins us from Louisville to talk about why this horse has garnered so much attention.
How Are Businesses Looking At The Midterm Results?
Companies from Goldman Sachs to Fed Ex hope to take advantage of the Republican victories in the midterm elections to weaken or block what they consider President Obama’s anti-business policies on health care, the environment, taxes and financial reform. Bloomberg News Reporter Mark Drajem joins us to survey the battles to come.
Danny Boyle Film Tells Of Climber’s Near-Death Experience
In 2003 while climbing in Utah, Aron Ralston fell and was trapped in a crevice with his armed pinned under a boulder. After 5 days, he made the decision to cut off his lower right arm to free himself. We speak with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, who tells Ralston’s story in the new film “127 Hours.”
Music From The Show
- Christian McBride, “Brother Mister”
- Tito Puente, “Royal T”
- The Police, “Every Little Thing She Does”
- Fred Hersch, “Desafinado”
- Kar Kar Madison, “Boubacar Traore”
- The Wee Trio, “About a Girl”
- Ferde Grofe “Grand Canyon Suite: On the Trail”
- A.R. Rahman “Acid Darbari”
- A.R. Rahman “Liberation Begins”