Jun 17, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Will more Saudi oil help at the pump?

Jun 17, 2008
Analysts are divided on whether more oil from Saudi Arabia will ease the pressure on prices or just introduce more chaos into the market. Bob Moon reports.

New Chapters in seniors' lives: 7 and 11

Jun 17, 2008
The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, according to an AARP study. Jeremy Hobson reports.

High hopes for new Alzheimer's drug

Jun 17, 2008
It's got a big name -- bapineuzumab -- but a new Alzheimer's drug could also have a big payoff. With projections in the billions, it could be the highest grossing drug in history. Janet Babin reports.

Food crisis solution: Go vegan

Jun 17, 2008
We grow enough food for everyone, but livestock are devouring our food supply. Commentator and bioethicist Peter Singer says unless we change, the dinner plate of the future will look far different.

The Petrobras way

Jun 17, 2008
A Brazilian oil company that once bartered poultry for oil is now the sixth-largest corporation in the world -- and has set its sights on the U.S. market. Dan Grech reports on the company's rise.

Hollywood braces for actors strike

Jun 17, 2008
Production on movies and television has again slowed to a virtual halt under the threat of an actors strike. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Variety reporter Joe Adalian about the stakes this time.

Letters from our listeners

Jun 17, 2008
Our latest stories on food left a foul taste in some listeners' mouths. Host Kai Ryssdal serves up your thoughts on our recent coverage.

Pulling profit from the rubble

Jun 17, 2008
One person's trash is another's treasure in China where the salvage of raw materials from the rubble of last month's earthquake is becoming an industry. Lisa Chow reports.

Music from the episode

Something to Talk About Badly Drawn Boy
La luna en tu mirada Ry Cooder, Manuel Galbán
Loud Pipes Ratatat
Saturn In The Summertime Barry Adamson