Show rundown for 8/19/2008

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Presidential Politics

Could Barack Obama announce his VP pick tomorrow? And what about John McCain? Ahead of the conventions, we speak with Holly Bailey, White House Correspondent for Newsweek Magazine, and Jonathan Allen, Politics Reporter for Congressional Quarterly.

Beijing Update

Americans brought their medal total to nearly 80, after the men swept the gold, silver and bronze in the 400-meter hurdles, and the women won a gymnastics gold in the balance beam. We speak with Boston Globe sports reporter Shira Springer for an Olympics update.

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering may be the new hot job, but there's concern there won't be enough job applicants. That's according to an article in U.S News & World Report. We speak with reporter Alison Go who writes that nuclear engineering programs at colleges and universities are ramping up to meet the demand.

Downward Dog

The University of Wyoming Football Team is gearing up for their first game next week after a summer training regimen spent partly on a yoga mat. It's a voluntary program for all Wyoming University athletes, and about a third of the football team is attending. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss brings us the story.

The Last Rose Farm

Pinchbeck Roses, the last rose farm in all of New England and New York state, is closing down after nearly 80 years in business due to foreign competition. We speak with owner Tom Pinchbeck in a visit to his farm.

This program aired on August 19, 2008.

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