Tuesday, June 10, 2008

U.S. Economy and the Value of the Dollar

10 a.m. (ET)

Record-breaking gas prices, rising unemployment, and ongoing troubles in the housing market suggest continued financial woes. Why some blame the declining value of the dollar for economic problems at home and abroad.

Distraction and Democracy

11 a.m. (ET)

How our increasingly mobile, multi-tasking and virtual world may be eroding our willingness and ability to grapple with complex issues, and what this trend could mean for the strength of our democracy.

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The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.