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Obama Flap

Senator Barack Obama is in hot water for telling a crowd at a private fundraiser last week that voters in small-town America have become bitter and "cling to guns or religion to explain their frustrations." What did he mean, and how will it affect the race for the White House? We speak with Time magazine's Jay Newton-Small and with Bill Curry, former White House advisor to Bill Clinton.

Housing Help

Poll shows that one in seven Americans say they are afraid they won't be able to make their mortgage payment in time, and about one quarter of homeowners are worried that the value of their house will drop in the next two years.

Robots and Roadside Bombs

Glenn Zorpette, of the technology magazine IEEE Spectrum, recently spent time in Iraq talking with the men and women who operate and repair robots that disarm "roadside bombs" in Iraq.

Living the Slow Life

Former Italian businessman Bruno Contigiani used to be stressed out from trying to do too much in too short a period of time. So he started an organization, The Art of Living Slowly, and founded the Global Day of Slow Living. Last month, he and his wife expanded their efforts out of Italy and into New York.

Bipolar Disorder

Author Marya Hornbacher was nominated for a Pulitzer prize for her book "Wasted" about her struggles with eating disorders. Now in a new book, "Madness: A Bipolar Life," she writes about the mental illness she has suffered from since early childhood.

This program aired on April 14, 2008.


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