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Friday, March 12, 2010

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  • Report Finds Lehman Used Accounting Tricks
    A bankruptcy court examiner is raising new questions about the actions of Lehman Bros. executives in the weeks before the firm filed for bankruptcy. In a 2,000-page report, the examiner alleges that Lehman's top managers manipulated the firm's balance sheet in a bid to stave off bankruptcy.
  • Examining Lehman's Creative Accounting
    A new report says Lehman Bros. used accounting tricks to cover up the fact it had been insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September 2008. Lynn Turner, former chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses the creative accounting techniques the company used to manipulate its books.
  • CDC: Genital Herpes Among Black Women High
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says black women have the highest rates of herpes infection at 48 percent. Nationally, about 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes. Hilda Hutcherson, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University. offers her insight.
  • Baseball Seeks To Fix Dominican Troubles
    Major League Baseball named former executive Sandy Alderson to lead efforts to reform operations in the Dominican Republic. A hotbed of talent, Dominican baseball is also known for performance-enhancing drug use, the signing of underage players and skimming players' pay.
  • Baseball Season Previewed
    As Major League Baseball's Spring Training begins, a baseball institution's life comes to an end. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis reminisces about the old Yankee Stadium, which is in the process of being demolished, and takes a look at the upcoming baseball season.
  • Obama Delays Asia Trip To Push Health Care
    The White House announced Friday that President Obama and his family travel won't travel to Guam, Indonesia and Australia as planned next week. Instead, the president will travel alone, beginning Sunday on an abbreviated trip. The reason: health care.
  • Abortion Language Still Sticking Point For Health Bill
    House Democrats say they're closing in on a final vote on a health overhaul. But a few big issues remain to be ironed out before they can muster the votes needed to get the bill over the finish line. The biggest fight of all remains abortion.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama delayed his trip to Asia to focus on health care, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) said he would move forward on a financial overhaul bill without Republican support, and Vice President Joe Biden had a rocky visit to the Middle East where he tried to restart peace talks. David Brooks, of The New York Times, and Clarence Page, of the Chicago Tribune, discuss the week in politics.
  • Letters: California, Pop-Up Ads
    Listeners respond to the interview with the California lawmaker on the state's practice to destroy most parole files a year after the end of the criminal's parole; and the commentary on Internet pop-up ads. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
  • 'Parking Lot': Guys, Cars And The Meaning Of Life
    One of the buzz movies at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival depicts the denizens of the Corner Parking Lot in Charlottesville, Va., whose attendants are a surprisingly lively bunch of poets, philosophers, musicians and anthropologists. Sandy Hausman reports from member station WVTF.

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