Show rundown for 10/30/2003

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Economy Shows Best Quarter Since ྐ

Commerce Department figures indicate the economy grew at a 7.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter. Consumer spending and business investment are behind the growth.

Congress Examines Corporate Tax Break

A bill is moving through Congress that will overhaul corporate taxes. The bill would offer corporations $128 billion in tax relief over the next decade.

Medicare Reform and Drug Imports

Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota talks about a plan that could re-import prescription drugs into the U.S. from Canada.

Economic Realities in an Afghan Village

An aid worker talks about the economic realities of life in an Afghan village. She says village women are harvesting poppies and many families are selling their daughters into arranged marriages sooner.

Officials Concerned over Seasonal SARS Emergence

With the flu season approaching, world health officials are getting concerned about a recurrence of severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Race for Governor: Louisiana

We conclude our look at the three races for governor with Louisiana.

Letters 10/30/03

Listeners talk to us.

The Human Stain

The book by Philip Roth is now a film.

This program aired on October 30, 2003.

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