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Segments From this episode

Could Fannie, Freddie avoid a bailout?

Aug 25, 2008
Despite speculation that some sort of federal intervention was likely, nothing happened with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today. But the pair aren't out of the woods just yet. John Dimsdale reports.

Putin says Russia may drop WTO goal

Aug 25, 2008
Despite Russia's decade-and-a-half of negotiations to enter the World Trade Organization, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin now says his country won't benefit from joining the WTO and might back away from promises it's made. Stephen Beard reports.

U.S. poverty line seen as poor indicator

Aug 25, 2008
The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.

For better schools, raise expectations

Aug 25, 2008
National polls consistently show Americans think Democrats are better at dealing with education than Republicans are. But commentator Steve Barr says that impression is misguided.

Denver's ambitions are a mile high

Aug 25, 2008
Denver's not a town that normally gets a whole lot of media attention, because it's far from bigger economic and political centers of power. But some in the city think they can show the rest of us the shape of our economic future. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Fruit company grew power, problems

Aug 25, 2008
Trouble's not new to Caribbean banana growers. Author Peter Chapman chronicles the rise and fall of the company at the center of a lot of that trouble, the United Fruit Company, in his book, "Bananas!" He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Is an enviromaniac loose in your office?

Aug 25, 2008
While studies show that most workers want their firms to do more for the environment, some individual employees are going above and beyond the call of the carbon footprint. Beth Teitell reports.

Music from the episode

I've Been Thinking Handsome Boy Modeling School, Cat Power
New Birds Arab Strap
Humble Peasants The Most Serene Republic
Humble Peasants The Most Serene Republic
Humble Peasants The Most Serene Republic