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Friday February 23, 2007

Sending Troops Back To Iraq

The Pentagon plans to send 14 thousand more National Guard units to Iraq to meet the demands of President Bush’s troop surge. We talk with Major General R. Martin Umbarger and Lt. Colonel Tim Thombleson about their units readiness

Diamonds On The Red Carpet

The film “Blood Diamond” is in the running for a “best picture” academy award. But what role will diamonds will play on the red carpet on Oscar night? We talk with Hitha Prabhakar who follows the diamond industry for Forbes.com and Corinna Gilfillan of Global Witness.

Another Cold War?

Is there another cold war brewing between the United States and Russia, or are the barbs traded between the two nations this week over U.S. plans to deploy elements of a national missile defense system in former Soviet satellites in Europe. Is it all just a lot of posturing?

A Beaver Returns To New York

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and now a beaver swims in the Bronx. We talk with Bronx democratic Congressman Jose Serrano about the citing of a wild beaver in New York City for the first time since the 1800’s.

Adapting Little Children to the big screen

The film “Little Children” is up for three Oscars on Sunday, including best adapted screenplay. We talk with nominee Tom Perrotta about the process of turning his book about the dark side of suburbia into a movie

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

May 19 16 Comments

White House Unveils Plan To Save Honeybees

The White House's Pollinator Health Task Force has released a strategy to help improve bee habitat and health.

May 19 2 Comments

Congressman Weighs Risk And Rewards In ISIS Raid

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says he's concerned about balancing the risk to soldiers and the value of the captured intelligence.