A Long Time Coming

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

On today’s show: Jane Fonda on returning to Broadway as the star of “33 Variations.” Then, Bruce Feiler on the historical aspects of the Passover Seder. And, an economist reveals a major financial swindle involving U.S. treasury bonds. Plus, a look at the the U.S. government’s detention policies toward migrant workers.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda returns to Broadway for the first time in 46 years in Moises Kaufman's new play "33 Variations", about a mother's relationship with her daughter and Beethoven's genius.

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A Passover Seder

Passover is approaching and Bruce Feiler literally walked through the Five Books of Moses in the Holy Land. He’ll debunk a few parts of Seder lore and offer suggestions on how to be a good Seder guest.

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Treasury Bond Swindle

Davis Logsdon is chairman of the economics department at the University of Minnesota. He is an expert in financial swindles, and he tipped off the FBI about the Treasury Department’s scam of selling worthless "Treasury bills" to unsuspecting investors.

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Migrant Detention

Over the past decade, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has accelerated its detention of lawful permanent residents, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. Many of these detainees wait for months-- or even years-- without a hearing. Larry Cox is Executive Director of Amnesty International. He’ll be joined by Hector Veloz, a U.S. ...

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