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Monday, August 17, 2009

President Obama promised immigration reform would happen his first year in office--but he now says the debate over health care and the financial crisis pushed that overhaul back until 2010. Amy Gottlieb, director of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee, talks about the current state of the country’s immigration system—and what’s happening in federal detention centers. Also: Congressman Jerrold Nadler talks about health care reform; and is there a microfinance bubble brewing?

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Amy Gottlieb and Jerrold Nadler

Health Care Reform

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY 8th) talks about health care reform and his effort to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA officials that allegedly authorized torture.

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Public Plan Off the Table?

Shawn Tully, editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine, looks at negotiations over health care reform.

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Dangerous Vacations

Adventurer and author of Licensed to Kill, Robert Young Pelton talks about dangerous vacations.

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Immigration Reform Now...Wait, Make That 2010

Amy Gottlieb, attorney and director of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee, and Diego Graglia, editor of the Feet in 2 Worlds blog, talks about the current state of the country's immigration system -- and what's happening in federal immigration detention centers.

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Microlending Bubbles

Wall Street Journal reporters Ketaki Gokhale and Rob Copeland talk about the credit crisis brewing in microfinance around the world.

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