Show rundown for 5/21/2003

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Nation's Terror Alert Set to High

Federal authorities have raised the nation's terror alert from "elevated" to "high," and there are reports that the F.B.I has intercepted communications warning of terrorist strikes against major cities in the Northeast.

EPA Head Christie Whitman Resigns

Christie Whitman resigned Wednesday as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Bans Canadian Beef

The United States has banned all beef imports from Canada following a single reported case of Mad Cow disease discovered in Alberta, Canada's heart of cattle country.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

We speak with Marjane Satrapi, creator of an Iranian memoir in comic book form.

Liberians Flee to Neighboring Countries

In Liberia, people are fleeing by the hundreds of thousands to neighboring African countries, including Ivory Coast, to escape devastating wars fueled by old rivalries and revenge.

Oregon Students Protest Blood Drive

We hear about students at an Oregon university who are refusing to hold an annual blood drive this year, to protest the exclusion of gay people from donating.

Essential Foods

Our food gurus Scott Haas and Kathy Gunst talk about essential items you should always have on hand in your pantry--like olive oil and coconut milk-- for quick and easy meals. We include a recipe for Green Caper Vinaigrette.

This program aired on May 21, 2003.

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