Show rundown for 7/23/2007

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Auto Industry Talks

It may be the traditional handshakes as the UAW begins talks with U.S. automakers, but there are radical changes on the agenda. We get the details from Micheline Maynard, New York Times Detroit bureau chief.

Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal

While the Bancroft family mulls Rupert Murdoch's offer to buy Dow Jones, we speak with Jon Fine of BusinessWeek about the deal and what other papers are doing to remain competitive.

Getting "Hyper-local"

To remain competitive, some newspapers are beefing up their local news coverage. We speak with Rob Curley, who runs, The Washington Post's foray into "hyper-local" journalism.

Florida Sexual Assault Case

Three teenagers are being held without bail and will be tried as adults in a shocking sexual assault case in West Palm Beach, Florida. One prosecutor called it the worst crime he's seen in nearly 40 years. We speak with Rochelle Gilken, a reporter for the Palm Beach Post.

Confiscated at the Airport

Steve Ekin who runs the state of Georgia's Surplus Property Division and Kenneth Hess, who has that same job at Pennsylvania's Bureau of Supplies and Surplus Operations, give us a sampling.

A Kid's-Eye View of Potter Book

The final Harry Potter book is out. We have reviews from a librarian and a couple of Potter character wannabes.

This program aired on July 23, 2007.


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