Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Then, on January 12th, 2010, an earthquake ripped through Haiti’s capital city and killed an estimated 300,000 people, making the world wonder if a country could withstand any more deprivation, of both the natural and manmade kind. Journalist Amy Wilentz was there when Baby Doc fled, and she was there decades later, just after the earthquake hit. In her new book Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, Wilentz guides readers though the country’s long and tortured history. She returned from a reporting trip in December, and discusses what day-to-day life is like in Haiti now, three years after the devastation.
Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe. [Broadcast Date: January 11, 2013]