Show rundown for 7/26/2007

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Debate About Iraq

Congressmen are presenting new ideas for getting the U.S. out of Iraq. Anti-war Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania, wants to force President Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 2 months, but sets no deadline beyond that. Among our guests is Adam Graham-Silverman of Congressional Quarterly.

Dangerous Missions

The Taliban shot dead one of the 23 South Koreans they are holding hostage. The Koreans are part of a Protestant church group on a relief mission to Afghanistan. We speak with Moonjang Lee, associate professor of World Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, about the dangers of Christian missionary work in today's world.

States Take on Global Warming

The Northeast region of the United States is the world's seventh biggest emitter of climate changing carbon dioxide gases. But, 10 Northeast states are trying to change that. We talk with Michael Stoddard of Environment Northeast and Eric Svenson with Public Service Electric and Gas about how states and utilities are gearing up for the change.

Feline Grim Reeper

Oscar the Cat seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to predicting the demise of the next resident at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. In fact, the two year-old, gray and white cat has seemed to predict the death of more than 25 people at the facility's dementia unit. We talk with Dr. David Dosa who wrote an essay about Oscar for today's New England Journal of Medicine.

Dark Week in the World of Sports

Deaths at soccer celebrations in Baghdad, Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick faces a hearing on dogfight conspiracy charges, the Tour de France leader expelled from the race, and more...We'll cover this dark week in the world of sports with NPR's Only a Game host Bill Littlefield.

This program aired on July 26, 2007.

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