Show rundown for 8/6/2007

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Weapons Gone Missing

We talk to Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post about a new report that says weapons that the U.S. gave to Iraqi security forces are missing. Some defense experts warn that may have ended up in the hands of insurgents.

Imported Food Safety

The Associated Press says that from 2003 until 2006 the number of inspections conducted by the FDA dropped 47 percent just as the volume of food imports into the U.S. was skyrocketing. William Hubbard of the Coalition for a Stronger FDA briefs us about the problem.

Western Wildfires

Jim Risch, a rancher and Idaho's lieutenant governor, says that federal land use policies are partly to blame for the rash of wildfires that are plaguing western states.

Profile of a Firefighter

Many firefighters are college students who sign up for the dangerous but high paying summer jobs. Here & Now's Shannon Mullin brings us a conversation with one such firefighter in Montana.

"Edible Estates"

Architect Fritz Haeg has been building vegetable gardens in front yards, a project he calls "edible estates." Producer Jon Kalish visits a garden Haeg installed at a housing project in London.

"Sweet Land"

We speak to director Ali Selim about "Sweet Land," which tells the story of the immigrant experience in the 1920's in Minnesota. Shot in 24 days for an astonishing million dollars, the film received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

This program aired on August 6, 2007.


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