- Newsmaker: "Apocalyptic" Human Toll in The Congo - The death toll from war in The Congo is now estimated at 2.5 million people in just two years of fighting, a third more than died in 18 years of war in Sudan. But the majority of casualties did not come from the warfare itself. Michael Despines, of the International Rescue Committee, says that the war has taken a tragic toll on Congo's infrastructure.
- Reporter's Notebook: Impact of Execution Tape Broadcast - Last night, New York's WNYC and public radio stations around the US broadcast the harrowing sounds of official executions. Producer David Isay says his intent was to inform Americans at a time when many states are considering a moratorium on the death penalty. Ethicist Jane Kirtley weighs the value of such broadcasts.
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