- Making News: Why Can-t We Find Osama bin Laden?
Two years ago, President Bush vowed to capture Osama Bin Laden -dead or alive,- but when he appeared on more several recent videos broadcast by the Arab press, the White House had little to say. An article in a recent Newsweek magazine asks why the United States hasn't yet found Osama bin Laden. Mark Hosenball, who co-wrote the story, attempts to provide the answers. (This segment was originally broadcast September 18.)
- Reporter's Notebook: Of Supermarket Strikes and Giving Thanks
Almost 900 southland food stores are closed on this Thanksgiving Day because of labor trouble at two national supermarket chains. Seven weeks ago, clerks walked out at Vons and Pavilions, and Ralph's and Albertson's locked out their workers. Now, 70,000 clerks have been joined by 8000 teamsters. David Greenberg, who has been covering the story for the Los Angeles Business Journal, has an update. Then, KCRW's Matt Holzman speaks with some strikers who still finding meaning in the holiday. (This is an abbreviated version of a segment that was originally broadcast yesterday on To the Point.)
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