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General Rick Lynch on Iraq

A new plan for Iraq calls for the war to extend through 2009. We speak with one of the top U.S. military leaders in Iraq, Major General Rick Lynch, who commands the Army's Third Infantry Division south of Baghdad.

Gonzales on the Defensive, Again

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the firings of several US attorneys and allegations of unauthorized surveillance. Jonathan Allen of Congressional Quarterly, who is monitoring the story, joins us.

Gonzales Before the Senate

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales comes before a panel to answer questions about the firings of several U.S. attorneys and allegations of unauthorized surveillance. For more we speak with Jonathan Allen of Congressional Quarterly.

Teen Driving Surveillance

We talk with Jim Havens, vice-president for Safeco company and American Family Insurance spokesperson Steven Witmer about the "Teensurance Program," which puts a GPS device in the teenager's vehicle and sends parents a text message when their teenager drives above a pre-set speed limit.

Buzzword: "Homeland"

The use of the word "homeland" gain currency after the 9/11 attacks. Linguist and U.S. Berkeley professor Geoffrey Nunberg parses the word and the images it conjures.

Tabla Master Suphala

Classical Indian music was once only heard in the royal courts. Tabla player Suphala fuses that tradition with trance music rhythms and Hip Hop beats to create a new sound. We talk with Suphala, one of few women to master the tabla, and the first woman to perform in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

This program aired on July 24, 2007.

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