Lawrence Eagleburger, a longtime diplomat who had a brief term as secretary of state under George H.W. Bush, died Saturday at age 80. Eagleburger was the only career foreign service officer to become a secretary of state. Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, tells guest host Rachel Martin that Eagleburger will be remembered for his unique blend of blunt talk and charm.
With only 54,000 jobs added, May's employment numbers came in well below expectations, and the jobless rate ticked up slightly to 9.1 percent. Combined with a slipping stock market, a housing double dip and a drop in manufacturing numbers for the first time in 18 months, the slew of discouraging economic news puts President Obama on the hot seat just 18 months before the next election.
On this week's podcast, we have an intriguing tale of a woman who developed a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome that's usually caused by an injury to the part of the brain that controls speech.