Aug 16, 2006

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Risk profiling is worth the tradeoff

Aug 16, 2006
Tighter airport security means longer lines and delayed flights for many passengers. Commentator David Frum says that could all be eliminated, if only we would apply what we've learned from risk analysis.

BP shareholders looking for payback

Aug 16, 2006
American shareholders are suing British oil giant BP over the partial shutdown of its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. The lawsuit accuses BP executives of negligence. Stephen Beard reports.

How secure can we make air travel?

Aug 16, 2006
Even though screening in the UK and Europe is the toughest it's ever been, EU officials met today to talk about working together. Host Kai Ryssdal asks aviation security expert Alan Hatcher, will it do any good?

Lebanon's truckers try to keep things moving

Aug 16, 2006
Before the ceasefire in Lebanon took hold, trucks shipping supplies across the country were a major target of Israeli air strikes. Ben Gilbert talks to truckers who risked their lives to continue delivering goods.

Organic opportunities

Aug 16, 2006
Organic dairy farming is attracting newcomers and winning converts among traditional dairy farmers. Steve Tripoli has the story.

Earmark forensics

Aug 16, 2006
A watchdog group has launched a campaign to uncover which members of Congress are inserting costly earmarks into spending bills — and they want your help. Scott Tong explains.

Union reunion

Aug 16, 2006
A year after breaking up, labor unions AFL-CIO and Change to Win are in talks to pool their campaign efforts — and financial resources — for November's midterm elections. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Peltz v. Heinz

Aug 16, 2006
Renegade investor Nelson Peltz is in a bitter proxy fight with ketchup-maker H.J. Heinz Co. The billionaire wants to take control of the board, but some shareholders have other ideas. Lisa Napoli reports.

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