Jonathan Oberlander, a political scientist with an expertise in health-care politics and policy, discusses problems with the U.S. health-care system and considers how other countries handle health care. He’ll also give us a critique of Michael Moore’s documentary Sicko. Oberlander is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PLUS, Chu Berry, otherwise known as Leon Berry, was a tenor saxophonist who backed singers like Billie Holiday and Mildred Bailey in the 1930s, and jammed with Fletcher Henderson’s and Cab Calloway’s bands. He died at the age of 33 in a car accident. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a sprawling limited-edition box set from Mosaic, titled Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions.
Update on Iraq and the Middle East. We talk with TRUDY RUBIN the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer about her recent trip to the region. She visited Iraq, Israel, The West Bank and Jordan. Rubin, a former Middle East correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, is author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq.
THE WORLD CAFE
In this exclusive World Cafe encore show Lily Allen joins host David Dye to play songs from Alright, Still. Lily recalls the inspiration behind “Smile,” a World Cafe favorite, and the creative process that helped her turn out the internationally recognized debut album. Wry lyrics, reggae-infused melodies, and experimentation in sampling mesh to create Lily’s funky and alluring style.
LILY ALLEN: Smile (in Simlish)