Washington Journal Summary - Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 Opening Shot: 7:00-7:45 Question/Newspaper Articles/Phones Phones: R/D/I Q: 7:45 Break A 7:45-8:30 PHILIP HOWARD Remote Common Good Founder commongood.org Twitter: @commongood Locator: New York City Phones: R/D/I Topic: Discuss President Obama'?s $250 million budget request for grants to states to help them modify their medical malpractice laws. Part of the grants could be used to establish '?health courts'? in which judges with special training would handle health care disputes. 8:30 Cartoon Break B SLUG: WJTOON1 8:30-9:15 AMY GOODMAN Remote Democracy Now! Host democracynow.org AMY GOODMAN Author, '?Breaking the Sound Barrier'? Twitter: @democracynow Locator: New York City Phones: R/D/I Topic: Guest will discuss the movement toward democracy in the Middle East, ranging from Tunisia, to Egypt, Libya, and Bahrain, as well as the opposition and response to the uprisings. (She can also speak to media coverage, and as the Executive Producer of a Show that sent their Senior Producer, Sharif Abdel Kouddous (Sha-reef abdel kuh-dooz), to Egypt as he reported/called-in daily) 9:15 Break C Phones: R/D/I 9:15-9:30 On the Phone Phoner DENNIS CAUCHON (COO-shawn) USA Today Reporter usatoday.com Topic: Guest will look at how states such as Wisconsin and Ohio are turning into political battlegrounds over the issues of state spending and unions. 9:30-9:40 On the Phone Phoner DAN SIMMONS (Photo ID avail) Wisconsin State Journal Reporter madison.com Topic: Guest will discuss fifth straight day of demonstrations in the Capitol Square against Gov. Scott Walker'?s budget plan. 9:40-9:50 On the Phone Phoner JIM SIEGEL (Photo ID avail) Columbus (OH) Dispatch Statehouse Reporter dispatch.com Topic: In Ohio, efforts by Republican legislators to end collective bargaining and the right to strike for public safety employees such as police and firefighters. The Ohio state Senate held a hearing on the bmoreless
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