June 9th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis. In our second hour, doctors talk about abortion.
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June 9th Show

Talk To The Secretary Of Education
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a vision for overhauling our public schools, including merit pay for teachers and increased access to charter schools. Duncan will talk about bold changes and measuring success in our education system, and how he plans to execute his plan. We want to hear from parents, teachers and administrators: What's the top priority at your school?

The Unpredictable Comedy Of Zach Galifianakis
Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis will talk about his long career in stand-up and television, and about starring in the new comedy film The Hangover that hit number one in the box office on its opening weekend. If you don't know Zach (or how to pronounce his last name) you will soon.

Doctors on Abortion
In the wake of his murder, Dr. George Tiller's family announced today that his clinic will be permanently closed. For most doctors, the decision whether or not to perform abortions is deeply personal, and often conflicted. We'll talk with a medical doctor who chose to perform abortions, and with a physician who decided against it about their experiences.