Show rundown for 6/12/2007Play
Flight delays are already up sharply this summer, despite a new system allowing airlines to choose to fly longer routes around storms. Doug Cameron of the Financial Times tell us to expect more delays in the coming months.
Pakistan at the Crossroads?
Hussain Haqqani, director of the International Relations Center at Boston University , comments on the political crisis in Pakistan. Is the country sliding into chaos or are we witnesses the birth pangs of a real democracy?
Gulf War I Health Problems
A new study suggests a connection between health ailments in Gulf War veterans and nerve gas they were exposed to during the war. We speak to the senior researcher on the study, Dr. Roberta White who chairs the Department of Environmental Health at Boston University's School of Public Health.
Don't Know Much About History
Kim Kozbial-Hess, a fourth grade teacher from Ohio, tells us about a recent test measuring students' knowledge of U.S. history. Kozbial-Hess, who is on the National Assessment Governing Board, says gains from previous tests were disappointingly low.
"The Titan's Curse"
We speak with Rick Riordan, whose popular series of books for young readers "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" features a hero whose father is a Greek God, but who also has ADHD, dyslexia and behavioral problems. Riordan's latest book is "The Titan's Curse".
This program aired on June 12, 2007.