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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On our program tonight, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius faced questioning from Congress about the launch of the health insurance website. Also: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses GOP struggles and other political firestorms, lawmakers start budget talks, fears about concussions for kids playing sports and Roger Rosenblatt writes about his New York childhood.
Poet Billy Collins on humor, authenticity and 'Aimless Love'
"I knew that poets seemed to be miserable," says writer Billy Collins about his younger self, yearning to fit in. While he admits he "faked a miserable character" at the start of his career, he's since embraced his sense of humor. Jeffrey Brown talks to Collins about his new collection, "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems."
Bilingual rock-star Julieta Venegas 'feels' in Spanish
Latin American singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas grew up in Tijuana, a Mexican city just across the border from the United States. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she chooses to write her own songs in Spanish because, she explained, her emotional life always occurred in Spanish. Art Beat met up with Venegas during her Los Momentos tour.