Jul 24, 2008
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Southwest Airlines' secret to success has been hedging fuel when prices were lower. But how much longer can the airline keep up its winning streak? Dan Grech reports.
China is continuing to prepare itself for the global spotlight. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Joshua Ramo, author of "Brand China," how the Olympics may change the way the world's impression of the country.
An oil spill has brought commercial traffic in the Mississippi River to a halt. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with the Coast Guard's Brendan Brewer about the cleanup effort.
Money for gas accounts for a painfully high proportion of some people's paychecks, especially in the rural South, like Wilcox County, Alabama. Tanya Ott reports on how some folks there are barely getting by.