- Newsmaker: Return of the Blackouts - As rolling blackouts again hit California, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham warns that inaction in the face of long-term energy needs threatens our national prosperity and security. Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson agrees on the needs for long term solutions but questions the Bush administration's governance by "crisis management"
- Reporter's Notebook: Fred TV - Fred Medill couldn't have known that the entertainment he was planning for his bar mitzvah would make him an Internet sensation and Hollywood fixture. Now, thanks to a bit of moxie and chutzpah, the 14 year-old has achieved cult status as host of FredTV. He joins us to share his secrets of teen journalist stardom.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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