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Church, politics and the IRS

| Sep 18, 2006
The IRS says it's renewed efforts to enforce the laws that limit churches and charities from involvement in partisan political campaigns. One group is sending out warning letters to 117,000 clergy members. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Understanding The J Curve

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 18, 2006
Public policy's tough to quantify, but one theory may help predict changes in political stability and openness. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Ian Bremmer, president of the world's largest political risk consultancy, about his new book, The J Curve.
Posted In: Canada

$20 million space vacation

| Sep 18, 2006
Anousheh Ansari blasted off to the International Space Station today to become the first female space tourist. Christopher Noxon and Ruth Ellenson had a few things to say about her trip to the final frontier.

Israeli reservists lead protest movement

Hilary Krieger | Sep 18, 2006
Israeli defense spending has already seen a $1 billion-plus jump, largely to pay for the costly war with Hezbollah. The administration wants more but Israelis are saying it needs to use the money it has better. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Documentaries — the new public policy trend?

Ethan Lindsey | Sep 18, 2006
Al Gore's documentary seems to have gotten everyone thinking about global climate change. Now a former Oregon governor is adopting the strategy for health care reform. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Sloan Sessions: Deficit numbers

| Sep 18, 2006
Just how much red ink is the federal government in? Could be more than it's claiming. Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan do the math.
Posted In: Wall Street

Heroism on Wall Street

| Sep 18, 2006
Five years after 9/11 attacks forced the longest-ever suspension of U.S. stock trading, journalist Judy Martin looks back at the day it reopened and at the lasting effects that day has had on Wall Street.

Global warming's corporate winners and losers

Sarah Gardner | Sep 18, 2006
Survey results out today from the Carbon Disclosure Project look at what big corporations are doing about global warming. Sarah Gardner reports.

More politicking over FDA pick

Helen Palmer | Sep 18, 2006
Approval of President Bush's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration may be blocked by members of his own party. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Washington

Air travel is up

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 18, 2006
Planes are fuller this year than last, the government reports. Is the commercial aviation industry heading back to the black? Rachel Dornhelm reports.