Show rundown for 2/18/2008

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Kosovo Independence

What comes next for Kosovo and the Balkans?

The Next President

The man or woman who is elected president in November will inherit some major challenges — wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a looming recession at home; and much more. We look at the challenges faced by other new presidents with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

Essay on Lying

Host Robin Young writes about a conversation she had with her nephew about lying. His much loved Sidekick was stolen and he was reluctant to tell his mother the truth. Robin found that a little bit of presidential history helped him understand why he had to tell his mother the full story.

Foreclosures and Pets

We look at a surprising result of the sub-prime mortgage crisis: pets that are left behind by their owners. We speak with Michelle DeWeese, animal healthcare manager at the Rice County Humane Society in Minnesota and Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

Presidential Trivia

Randy Howe, the creator of "Presidential Brainiac: 600 Historical Facts and Fascinating Trivia About America's President's and Elections," joins us for a pop quiz on presidential history.

Ed Viesters

We revisit a conversation we had with mountain climber, Ed Viesters ...

This program aired on February 18, 2008.

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