At 8:30 in the morning, a line weaves through the lobby and out the front door of the Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute. Next to the lobby, people crowd into a waiting room, which looks and sounds as much like a train station as it does a medical office. There's an electronic board on the wall, but instead of destinations and times, it flashes names of patients, telling them which room to go to and which doctor to see.
William McCants, the founder and co-editor of Jihadica, is a research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He most recently served as senior advisor on countering violent extremism in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.
Lexington's Mayor has vetoed three items in the budget approved by the Urban County Council. Mayor Jim Gray's veto cut $400,000 in spending on disc golf, lacrosse, and other capital projects. Gray also vetoed the funding restored by the council for outside agencies that provide services to the city. The third veto, assuming it's not over-ridden by the council, means seven employees in government communications would lose their jobs.
The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NBA lockout that went into effect at midnight. They'll also discuss the Dream Act, and whether President Obama's stance on gay marriage has evolved. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael, conservative columnist Mario Loyola, Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo Torre and editorial director of Colorlines.com Kai Wright.
During this week's political chat, host Michel Martin discusses the budget talks, various abortion laws nationwide and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently announced her White House bid. Martin hears from Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director of Voto Latino.
Just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at a Manhattan federal court this hour for a hearing on the sexual assault charges against him, there was word from several media outlets (including The Associated Press and NPR) that sources with knowledge of the decision say prosecutors have agreed he can be released without bail.