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A Business Owner's Take on Jobs and Manufacturing

As the Obama Administration considers the issue of job growth, we get the view of a manufacturer in Allentown, PA. Friday, President Obama visits the Allentown Metal Works. We'll speak to Jim Gallagher, who owns the plant, about his business in a bad economy and what he thinks Washington could do for manufacturers like him.

Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

Atlantic Magazine contributing editor Hanna Rosin traces the connections between the "prosperity gospel" that is taught in some evangelical churches and the economic crash; she found out that some banks enlisted preachers and religious community leaders to help push loans that parishioners couldn't afford.

Copenhagen Prepares for Climate Talks

On Monday, the world spotlight will shine on Copenhagen, Denmark as the U.N.'s talks on climate change get underway. As many as 50,000 visitors could descend on the small Scandinavian nation to attend the two week long conference. We talk with Katie Rice, a reporter with the Copenhagen Post about how Danes have been preparing for the big event.

Bhopal, India: 25 Years Later


Strangers Share Secrets

Forbes has called Frank Warren "the most trusted stranger in America." He's the founder of PostSecret, an art project that collects anonymous secrets, mailed on postcards from around the world. We speak with him about his new book "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God."

Music from the show

  • Calexico, "Crumble"
  • Charles Mingus, "Open Letter to Duke"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • Fred Hirsch, "Desafinado"
  • Charles Mingus, "Es Flat Ahs Flat Too"

This program aired on December 3, 2009.

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