Can Scotland's national poet save the Scottish economy?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday marked the 250th birthday of renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns. Think you would never know some musty old poet? Oh, but you do! He wrote such classics as "Auld Lang Syne" and "A Red, Red Rose." The Takeaway is joined by David Stenhouse, a radio producer for the BBC, who tells us why Scotland is counting on Burns to bring in millions of dollars to the Scottish economy in 2009.

Here is a dramatic reenactment of Burns' poem "To a Mouse":

Guests:

David Stenhouse

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Collin Campbell and Noel King

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