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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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  • Haiti's failing mental health system
    A day after an earthquake destroyed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dr. Joia Mukherjee was on the ground caring for the injured. Now she says it's time for her organization and others to restore and improve the nation's health care. Dr. Mukherjee is most worried about the thousands who need mental health care and can't get it.9:06 a.m.
    Joia Mukherjee, MD: Medical Director of Partners In Health. She has expanded facilities for HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis in countries around the world, including Haiti. She's also an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard.
  • New iPad sales better than expected
    After months of buildup, the iPad has finally arrived, and sales of Apple's latest gadget have been better than expected. But after the hype dies down, will the iPad be a game changer?9:45 a.m.
    Farhad Manjoo: Technology columnist for Slate and author of "True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society."
  • Moving past political vitriol
    The passage of the health care bill has brought out attacks on both sides. The U.S. Senate's failure to agree on extending unemployment benefits, passed by the House is just one example of the partisan divide that appears to widening as the midterm elections approach.10:06 a.m.
    Representative Keith Ellison (DFL): Represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.
    Michael Gerson: Senior Research Fellow in the Center on Faith & International Affairs at the Institute for Global Engagement. He is also former policy assistant and speechwriter for President George W. Bush.
    Jennifer Duffy: Senior editor of the Cook Political Report. She joins us by phone from Washington.

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