Tuesday, Jun 10 10 a.m. (ET)

U.S. Economy and the Value of the Dollar

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.

Tuesday, Jun 10 11 a.m. (ET)

Distraction and Democracy

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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