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Six Arrested in Army Base Plot

Six people will be arrained on charges that they plotted a deadly attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey. The alleged plotters are described as Islamic militants. Reporter Shai Ben-Yaacov of WHYY-FM updates us on the case.

A Hole in Mental Healthcare

Recent high-profile murder cases have put the spotlight on the U.S. mental healthcare system. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan, who says the crimes highlight "pathetic" inadequacies and failures, proposes some difficult and controversial remedies.

Iraq Last in Child-Survival Rankings

A report issued today by Save The Children says the chance that an Iraqi child will live beyond age five has plummeted faster than anywhere else in the world since 1990. For more about the report's findings, we speak with Mary Beth Powers, senior health expert for Save The Children.

"The Slanted Screen"

A new documentary chronicles how Asian actors have struggled over the past century, with varying degrees of success, to get beyond stereotyping. We speak with Jeff Adachi, director of "The Slanted Screen," which airs this week on public television stations.

Greenburg Relief Effort

Residents of Greenburg, KS are being allowed back into the tornado-ravaged town for a second day today. Meanwhile, Governor Kathleen Sebelius is concerned that the National Guard's resources are stretched too thin. We speak with Major General Tod Bunting, who heads the Kansas National Guard.

This program aired on May 8, 2007.


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