Show rundown for 2/8/2005

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Whistleblower Speaks Out Against Homeland Security Nominee

Michael Chertoff is expected to win easy confirmation as the new head of homeland security. We speak with someone who thinks he should not be confirmed.

Mideast Leaders Announce Cease-Fire

Israeli and Palestinian leaders declared a cease-fire at a summit in Egypt Tuesday. We have the latest news and analysis.

Mistreatment of Iraqi Women Prisoners Alleged

The U.S. and Iraqi forces have several female prisoners in jails around Iraq. Some allege they are being mistreated and sexually humiliated.

Seeking Spiritual Solice in a Rowdy City

We'll talk with a monk at a monastery in the center of Rio about a traditional life in a modern society.

Parade of Champions

We check in on the Pat's victory parade in downtown Boston.

Mardi Gras Jazz

James Issacs has a review of three new Mardi Gras jazz CDs.

This program aired on February 8, 2005.

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