- Making News: Britain Begins Inquiry into Claims of WMD
In London today, Parliament launched an inquiry into the way intelligence reports were used by the government in the months leading up to the war on Iraq. Two former members of Prime Minister Tony Blair-s cabinet, who quit in protest over the war, testified that intelligence was used to justify Blair-s pro-war stance. Peter Riddell has been covering the story for The Times in London.
- Reporter's Notebook: Coffee and the Fair-Trade Globalization of Growers
A worldwide glut of coffee beans is forcing many Central American farmers and their families off the land. What does a Guatemalan farmer have to do to grow the perfect bean - and make a profit? What do globalization and fair trade bring to the brew? Reporter Sam Qui-ones explored these issues for "Coffee Country,- which aired recently on PBS' Frontline World.
Will Extremist Influences Threaten Mid-East Peace Plan?
A recent Palestinian poll shows a strong majority in favor of a mutual cessation of violence between Palestinians and Israelis. An Israeli poll reveals that a majority of Israelis want their government to stop assassinations of Palestinian terrorists, at least temporarily, to give Palestinian authorities a chance to grow stronger and rein in militant groups on their own. Yet the actions of a few may guarantee that the Holy Land remains locked in unholy conflict for years to come. What will it take to get Hamas to lay down its arms? How will extremist Jewish settlers be convinced to give up their homes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip? Guest host Sara Terry explores the chances for a peace seemingly held hostage by militant minorities with Palestinians and Israelis, and religious and Middle East historians.