May 17, 2007

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'Upfronts' showcase TV's changes, dilemmas

May 17, 2007
The upfronts, where TV execs go before advertisers to pitch their new line-ups, keep getting bigger and more important. TV critic Aaron Barnhart talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes he's seeing.

Senate agrees on immigration plan (Sorry, Emma)

May 17, 2007
Forget about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. . . If a new Senate proposal becomes law, immigrants will need a tip-top resume and bankable skills to come to this country. John Dimsdale reports.

Double-wide trouble for mobile-home owners

May 17, 2007
Rising land values are putting the squeeze on trailer parks. In Washington state so many have closed it's turned into a full-blown housing crisis. Sam Eaton reports.

OK, Ben, but Greenspan said . . .

May 17, 2007
Part of Ben Bernanke's job now involves hearing the differing views of his predecessor. Steve Tripoli looks at whether the Fed chief could be a little irked by the attention Alan Greenspan's attracting.

World Bank will change after Wolfowitz

May 17, 2007
The World Bank has announced that President Paul Wolfowitz is resigning. Kai Ryssdal spoke with Krishna Guha at the Financial Times about the organization's future — whoever is in charge.

Reaganomics is dead . . . in America

May 17, 2007
With congressional Democrats preparing legislation to raise federal tax rates, commentator Stephen Moore says The Gipper's economic philosophy no longer holds sway in Washington. But in the rest of the <nobr>world . . .</nobr>

Candidates try to enter a younger space online

May 17, 2007
Presidential candidates are focusing on social networking websites like MySpace to reach younger voters. How are they doing? Youth Radio's Alana Germany checked it out.