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.

Howard Gardner: "Five Minds for the Future" (Harvard Business School Press)

July 19, 2007

Renowned Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner explains the five 'minds' everyone will need to succeed in the years ahead.

Marc Freedman: "Encore" (Public Affairs)

July 11, 2007

By 2030, one in four Americans will be over 60 years old. Instead of living out their lives in retirement, more and more Americans are opting for second careers later in life. A look at a new social trend where some are choosing new...

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