Economy

Wangari Maathai: "Unbowed" (Anchor)

September 24, 2007

The 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize discusses how the Green Belt Movement she founded led from planting trees to sowing the seeds of democracy in Kenya. Maathai is the first African woman and first environmentalist to win the prize.

Alan Greenspan: "The Age of Turbulence" (Penguin Press)

September 20, 2007

The former Federal Reserve Board Chairman shares the story of his life and his views on the economy.

Al Neuharth

September 13, 2007

Twenty-five years ago Al Neuharth introduced the world to USA Today. His new and different newspaper is now the most read paper in the country. He talks about why the nation need a new newspaper, and what's next for USA Today.

Rob Gifford: "China Road" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2007

Rob Gifford spend 6 years as NPR's Beijing correspondent. In 2004, he traveled all 3,000 miles of a highway traversing China from the Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan. He writes about his journey and about the future of China.

Turmoil in the US and Global Economy

August 20, 2007

Concerns about the short-term credit industry in the U.S. have sent shockwaves throughout financial markets. Economists discuss how the credit crunch could effect American and world economies.

Toy Recall

August 15, 2007

Another major toy recall renews concerns over consumer safety protection and Chinese imports.

Immigration Enforcement

August 13, 2007

What may come from administration plans to enforce immigration law at the workplace.

Alan Krueger: "What Makes A Terrorist" (Princeton)

August 7, 2007

A leading economist explains why most terrorists come from middle-class, often college-educated backgrounds and are not poor and illiterate. A look at the economic roots of terrorism.

The Nation's Aging Infrastructure

July 26, 2007

The explosion of a Manhattan steam pipe has highlighted a mounting national crisis of crumbling infrastructure.

Aurelia Scott: "Otherwise Normal People" (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

July 23, 2007

The story of people who devote much of their life to growing and showing the perfect rose. An inside look at the competitive world of competitive rose gardening.

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