A 'Perfect Storm' Is Increasing Global Hunger

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The head of the World Bank says children as young as four or five are fleeing "the safety of their rural communities to fight for food in teeming cities." Food riots are happening already, with more predicted in 30 to 40 countries. One problem is the switch from food production to bio-fuels.  We hear about hunger, a global emergency. Also, the housing relief bill in the Senate. On Reporter's Notebook, whistle-blowers tell Congress about what they say is FAA favoritism toward Southwest airlines.  Are US airliners as safe as they should be?


Afghan children line up for food distributed by UNICEF at Maslakh refugee camp, 10 kms west of Herat in western Afghanistan. Photo: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal