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Residents Return to Tornado-Striken Town

Residents of Greensburg, Kansas are being allowed back into town the day after a F-5 tornando destroyed most of the town. Governor Kathleen Sebelius says the state's response was limited by a shortage of heavy equipment and tents. We speak with Deb Gruver of The Wichita Eagle.

The Politics of Food

Michael Pollan, journalism professor at UC Berkeley and author of the "The Omnivore's Dilemma," explores why poor people in the U.S. are more likely to be overweight than the affluent.

Who is Gordon Brown?

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to announce the date for his resignation this week, clearing the way for Finance Minister Gordon Brown to become prime minister. John Prideaux, Britain correspondent for The Economist, tells us what to expect from Brown as prime minister.

Rodeo: Brazilian Style

There is a bull riding circuit here on the East Coast and one of the stops along the way is Massachusetts. And as Lara Farrar reports, while the competitors come from around the world, it's the Brazilian riders and fans who dominate the event.

"Beowulf" as it Should be Heard

We speak with musician Benjamin Bagby, who has performed the ancient epic in Old English to audiences around the world for over a decade. His one man show is now available on DVD.

This program aired on May 7, 2007.


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