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June 9th, 2009
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What’s on Tap – Tuesday June 9, 2009

Brazilian Air Force officer Henry Nunhoz shows a picture during a press conference to announce the recovery of more bodies of the 228 victims of the of the Air France A330 aircraft lost in midflight over the Atlantic ocean June 1st, in Recife, Brazil on June 8, 2009. Getty Images
Brazilian Air Force officer Henry Nunhoz shows a picture during a press conference to announce the recovery of more bodies of the 228 victims of the of the Air France A330 aircraft lost in midflight over the Atlantic ocean June 1st, in Recife, Brazil on June 8, 2009. Getty Images

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • A huge chunk of the tail section of Air France Flight 447 has been recovered from the Atlantic.  the discovery could be crucial for investigators who are hoping to learn why the jetliner crashed – killing all 228 people on board.
  • The Obama Administration is ramping up efforts to reform health care in this country.  Nothing is final yet, but some lawmakers are considering a fine for any American who chooses not to buy into the plan.
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling on North Korea to free two American journalists who've been sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp.  Our Jason Carroll has reaction from the families of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who are asking for the north to show “compassion.”  They're speaking for the first time since their loved ones were convicted.
  • The power of Youtube may help decide an alleged case of music plagiarism.  Guitarist Joe Satriani has filed a lawsuit, claiming the band Coldplay ripped him off with the Grammy-winning hit, Viva la Vida.  Coldplay denies it.  All you have to do is hit up Google to hear comparisons for yourself.  So who needs experts anymore??

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. ROBERT

    What is the name of the scholarship program you were talking about on am fix on june 9th. Please email me the name.

    Thanks,
    Bob

    June 11, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  2. RJ

    When are we going to hold people who recieve welfare accountable? Why dont they have to pay back money given to them when they are perfectly healthy and have no reason to be on assistance? Welfare was never set up for people to live on but thats whats going on! Why dont we put these people to work cleaning up the sides of roads or clearing out woods so they arent fire hazards? Thers lots of things these people can be doing iinstead of doing nothing all day and sit around waiting for me to pay them, it makes me sick!

    June 9, 2009 at 7:38 am |
  3. RJ

    When are we going to stop the unemployment welfare system? I know a guy who has been on unemployment since Sept. 07 and hasnt even cared to look for a job because he keeps getting extentions and paycheck raises! Why are people quitting their jobs, well its easier to not work and collect welfare thats why! The reason I know these things is because I see it everyday!

    June 9, 2009 at 7:33 am |
  4. RJ

    problem is the government isnt making any money with gas prices so low, so who do you think actually gave the oil companies the green light to start raising the prices???? It was Obama who gave the green light. Even though I voted for him he is no angel, and its time this country get over his honeymoon and force him to do the peoples work and it aint galavanting around the world like some Prince for godsakes hes our President, start acting like it! Our economy is so delicate that raising the prices now will destroy any recovery we might see this year and maybe even next years as well! While it may be good for Exxon and such it will kill the average person just trying to get by!

    June 9, 2009 at 7:25 am |
  5. Steve

    Hey Guys,

    You're looking for a good theme song for summer ? How about "summertime" by Mungo Jerry or "Summer" by the Cars ?

    June 9, 2009 at 6:54 am |