- Newsmaker: EPA Official Resigns over Pollution Policy
Next week, the Senate will debate the Bush energy plan, already passed by the House. At the same time, a Senate committee will be examining the administration's environmental record. One of the people they may want to interview is a former EPA official who was frustrated by the energy industry's undue influence in shaping policy. Washington Post reporter Eric Pianin has more on the recent resignation of Eric Schaeffer.
- Reporter's Notebook: American Pop Culture on Middle East Airwaves
Westwood One is the biggest distributor of commercial radio programs in the US. Now, the founder of the multi billion-dollar company is engaged in a new project with the Voice of America that he calls "the new station for the new generation." Norm Pattiz gives us a preview of how his new project will sound when it's beamed by radio into Muslim countries of the Middle East.
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