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12/06/2011

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 June 2011

It's looking to be a tough summer for the White House. Presenter Adam Brookes talks to Jared Bernstein, who recently resigned as economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, about what hope remains for the Obama Administration's financial plans for the country.

Lean & Hungry Theater, a Washington D.C. drama company is about to kick off a new production of A Midsummer Nights Dream- a radio version complete with Midwestern accents and flashy sound effects. Americana listens in.

And what summer would be complete without the beach? Hawaiian musician Jake Shimabukuro demonstrates his famous ukulele mastery from the sandy Pacific island's shores.

Music Played

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  • Image for Leslie Jones and his Orchestra of London

    Leslie Jones and his Orchestra of London Melody Fair

    the Golden Age of Light Music: Magical Melodies, Dynamic Entertainment, B003VTD2GQ

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues

    Summertime Blues, Remember, B0011XOV3M

  • Image for Allan Sherman

    Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!,

    My Son, The Folk Singer, Rhino/WEA, B003SWFLYM

  • Image for Jake Shimabukuro

    Jake Shimabukuro Go for Broke

    Peace Love Ukulele, Mailboat Records, B00477HOUG

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