Show rundown for 2/29/2008

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Election 2008

We get an update on the presidential campaigns as we head into the last weekend before what have shaped up to be must-win primaries for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Our guest is John Harwood, Political Correspondent for the New York Times.

"Clean Coal"

Soaring energy prices are bringing new attention to the nation's most abundant natural resource - coal. Our guests are Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana and Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Covert Government Bailout

As the sub-prime mortgage market collapse bleeds to other areas of the economy, and credit markets remain troubled, politicians and officials debate possible solutions. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson denied Thursday the possibility of a government bailout. But CondeNast Portfolio columnist John Cassidy says it's already happening.

Three Cups of Tea

We talk with Gregg Mortensen, author of the bestseller "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time" about plans by the Bush administration to dramatically expand its school building project in the mountainous tribal region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortensen's Central Asia Institute has built 64 schools in the region over the past 15 years.

Frank Deford

With spring training underway, we thought we'd revisit our conversation with sportswriter and NPR commentator Frank Deford. His book "The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball" is coming out in paperback in March. The book tells the story of an old-time baseball manager, his star player, and a rape allegation that could end both of their careers.

This program aired on February 29, 2008.

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