Show rundown for 5/23/2007

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Former Gonzales Aid Testifies

Monica Goodling, former aide to the attorney general, goes before the House Judiciary committee to talk about the firings of U.S. attorneys. We speak with Seth Stern of Congressional Quarterly magazine.

Homeowner Insurance Woes in Florida

An exodus of many private insurance companies has left over 1.3 million Florida homeowners relying on the state-run Citizen's Property Insurance Corporation. We speak with Tom Zucco, a reporter with the St. Petersburg Times.

Tape May Hold Clues in Litvinenko Case

A tape made in 1998 may hold clues as to why former Russian security officer Alexander Litvinenko was killed. We speak with Alan Cullison, a Moscow reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has viewed the tape.

Lessons from Richmond

The Virginia city has lowered its homicide rate 79 per cent in the first three months of this year. Not long ago the city had the nation's second highest homocide rate. Chief of Police Rodney Monroe tells us what accounts for Richmond's success.

Rev. Billy and His Anti-Shopping Gospel

Performance artist Bill Talen gives us a little of his anti-shopping gospel. From the stoop of New York's Disney Store to the Mall of America Talen, as "Reverend Billy," preaches out against consumerism along with his Stop Shopping Choir.

This program aired on May 23, 2007.


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