Takeouts: Health, Beetles, Roadblocks for Congress

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says that the feet of snow that blanket Capitol Hill isn't the only thing slowing Congressional appointments to a halt
  • Health Takeout: Brazillian health officials are distributing 55 million condoms during Carnival. We talk with BBC reporter Paulo Cabral about the efforts to combat HIV and AIDS during the annual festival.
  • Beetles Takeout: A species of beetles is eating away at trees, leaving them dead in forests around the country. We talk with Richard Hofstetter, a forest entomologist, about the noisy techniques he's using to save the trees.

Guests:

Paulo Cabral, Richard Hofstetter and Todd Zwillich

Comments [2]

Richard from Riverdale

Aren't there more important stories to cover than some silly beetles?

Feb. 10 2010 09:38 AM
Cassie from Colorado

Well for those of us who actually live in pine beetle country, this is joke. The beetles went away 2 years ago. The trees are all DEAD. Does he think sound is going to bring them back to life? But of course this is the kind of silly idea that appeals to clueless New York journalists and Washington bureaucrats, who are undoubtedly throwing tax payer money at this guy.

Feb. 10 2010 09:07 AM

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