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BP has been able to siphon up some of the crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Arizona has stirred a political hornets’ nest with its new law against illegal immigration. Over the weekend, Sarah Palin gave the new law her blessing. Meanwhile, has Iran found a solution to its nuclear standoff with Western nations - or only another tactic aimed at derailing new sanctions?

Producers:
Darrell Satzman
Christian Bordal
Karen Radziner

Making News BP Finally Makes Some Progress on Slowing Spill 7 MIN, 47 SEC

For the first time, BP has been able to siphon up some of the crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.  It is not a final solution, but the company says, “everyone’s encouraged now.”

Guests:
Jeffrey Ball, Environment Editor, Wall Street Journal

Reporter's Notebook Iran Offers to Ship Uranium to Turkey - What Does It Mean for Sanctions Talks? 6 MIN, 51 SEC

Iran, Brazil and Turkey have reached an agreement they claim will make it unnecessary for the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions for Iranian enrichment of nuclear materials. Western nations are expected to be highly skeptical

Guests:
Bobby Ghosh, Time Magazine (@ghoshworld)

Main Topic Fear, Loathing and Huzzahs for Arizona's Immigration Law 36 MIN, 20 SEC

Arizona has stirred a political hornets’ nest with its new law against illegal immigration. Undocumented aliens are accused of crimes up to and including murder, and the state’s accused of racial profiling, ethnic cleansing and Nazism. Over the weekend, Sarah Palin gave the new law her blessing.  Today opponents are making another effort to stop it in court. We’ll talk with the man who wrote the new law. We’ll hear about the US Constitution and the lack of action on Capitol Hill. We’ll also get the perspective of a veteran Mexican diplomat. 

Guests:
Nicholas Riccardi, Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Jorge Castaneda, New York University (@JorgeGCastaneda)
Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State (@kansassos)
Peter Schey, President, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute (@ManhattanInst)
Clarissa Martinez de Castro, National Council of La Raza (@NCLR)

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