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Sunday 07 March 2010

Host Matt Frei talks to Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile for her view of the week's top news.

The FBI is ready to close more than 100 murder cases committed during the Civil Rights era. Matt talks to special agent Cynthia Deitle about her efforts to close the cold cases, even as some argue not enough has been done to solve them.

Americana hears from visionary musician Yo-Yo Ma. The award-winning cellist explains what's distinctly American about music from the melting pot.

In San Francisco, California the hottest thing on the block just might be curry. Matt Frei visits local food cart operators to learn more about the trendiest mobile foods and the crowds they draw.

  • Donna Brazile

    Host Matt Frei is joined by Donna Brazile. The Democratic strategist, former campaign manager for Al Gore, professor and columnist is also the author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics. She offers her take on the week’s top news and shares some personal stories of growing up in Louisiana.

    Donna Brazile
  • Yo-Yo Ma

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was born in China but is perhaps one of the United States’ most well respected musicians. He shares his melodies and his thoughts on American music and the cultural arts.

    Yo-Yo Ma
  • FBI Cold Cases of the Civil Rights

    Racially motivated crimes often took place and went unpunished in the United States, especially before the Civil Rights Movement.

    Matt Frei visits the Federal Bureau of Investigation to talk to Special Agent Cynthia Deitle. Agent Deitle is hoping to shut the books on over 100 cases that have gone 'cold' after years sitting 'open' without access to further evidence or pronouncements of official closure.

  • Useful Links: The Case of D.B. Cooper

    "The FBI launches a new effort to crack a case from 1971, when hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Seattle-bound plane, after extorting $200,000. An FBI agent, who was only 4 when Cooper jumped, hopes new DNA evidence and tips from the public will track down the mystery."

    FBI Reopens Very Cold Case of D.B. Cooper
  • Useful Links: The Case of Emmett Till

    The Case of Emmett Till
  • Flash mobs and Food carts

    Technology and food come together in San Francisco where food carts announce and customers pounce on the freshest lunch choices to be found in all varieties of cuisine.

    Matt Frei talks with a local food critic and several vendors about how Twitter is adding a bit of spice to the scene.

    Top 10 food carts on Twitter


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