Show rundown for 6/15/2007

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The Immigration Bill is Back

Senate leaders say they've agreed on changes to the far-reaching bill that would ffer legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. We talk to ABC Senior political reporter Rick Klein about the bill's chances this time around.

Inside the Lobbying Business

Can Washington lobbying firms help boost the image of a country with a corruption problem or poor human rights record? Ken Silverstein, Washington editor of Harper's magazine, wanted to find out, so he posed as a businessman interested in Turkmenistan and he approached lobbying firms for help. He tells us what he learned.

More Cafe Anyone?

Congress is poised to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in nearly 20 years. John Voelcker, automotive editor for IEEE Spectrum magazine, tells us if automakers up for the challenge.

An Old Whale's Tale

We speak with John Bockstoce, an adjunct curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, about the discovery of a piece of 19th century lance in the body of a whale caught off the coast of Alaska.

Stonewall Kitchen Favorites

We speak with Here and Now resident chef Kathy Gunst about the cookbook she wrote with Jonathan King and Jim Stott: "Stonewall Kitchen Favorites", which puts a new spin on familiar recipes. We also try out recipes from the book on a special tasting panel of kids from the Here and Now family.

"Stonewall Kitchen Favorites"

Do you cringe at the mention of meatloaf? After listening to Kathy Gunst, author of "Stonewall Kitchen Favorites," you might decide to give it another try. Now, can she convince our jury of fourth-graders?

This program aired on June 15, 2007.


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