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Just as the Obama administration’s “homeowner rescue” plan finally gets into gear, home foreclosures are on the rise. Also, the insurance agent AIG spends taxpayer money for PR to clean up its image. On Reporter's Notebook later on, women’s rights—or the lack of them in Afghanistan.

The Forever War

Dexter Filkins

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis

Making News Obama in Mexico 5 MIN, 40 SEC
President Obama’s about to begin his first visit to Mexico, where officials are focused on drug violence and immigration reform.

Guests:
Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times (@TracyKWilkinson)

Main Topic Is a Wave of Foreclosures Heading Our Way? 34 MIN, 37 SEC
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack and a lot of big mortgage banks have quietly ended their moratoriums on home foreclosures. The foreclosure listing firm Realty Trac reports today that the number of households threatened with losing their homes jumped 24% in the first three months of this year.

Guests:
Ruth Simon, Senior Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal
Douglas McIntyre, Co-editor of 247WallSt.com
Sean O'Toole, Founder and CEO of ForeclosureRadar.com
Zachary Roth, Reporter with Talkingpointsmemo.com

Reporter's Notebook Women Protest Restrictive Law in Kabul 8 MIN, 34 SEC
Afghanistan’s new law prohibits women from resisting their husband’s sexual advances, which amounts to marital rape. They can’t work outside the home or go to work without their husbands’ permission. And they can’t refuse to “make themselves up” as their husbands demand.

Guests:
Dexter Filkins, Correspondent in Afghanistan for the New York Times, Author

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