- Making News: More Reports of Military Prison Abuse
Photos released today of an imprisoned Saddam Hussein in his underwear stirred apologies from Washington. Authorities now cite possible violation of the Geneva Convention. Today's New York Times reports details of Afghan prisoner abuse by US soldiers, and the alleged defilement of the Koran by US interrogators at Guant-namo Bay, as reported by Newsweek, has caused rioting--even death--across the Muslim World. Josh White of the Washington Post updates the abuse story.
- Reporter's Notebook: Here Comes Another Hurricane Season
Last summer, successive storms swept across the Atlantic and gathered hurricane force by the time they reached our eastern shores. This year, meteorologists warn us to brace for another active season as Hurricane Adrian has already begun to wreak havoc across Guatemala and El Salvador. Jim Lushine, severe weather expert for South Florida at the National Weather Service, has more.
FROM THIS EPISODE
The American real estate market has attracted a feeding frenzy over the last five years. After the stock market soared in the late '90-s and cooled over the first couple of years of this century, people increasingly turned to this more tangible investment. Invest we did, taking advantage of creative financing, gobbling up supply, changing the demographics of entire neighborhoods and seriously inflating the prices of homes, especially in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco and other coastal cities. How much higher can prices go? Can a middle-class individual still afford to buy a home? After doubling over the past five years, will prices inch their way down or have we created a housing bubble that's about to burst? Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with economist and real estate professional across the US.