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Hiring Lags, Business Confidence Wanes

The economy lost 131,000 jobs last month, providing more evidence that the recovery is faltering, even as federal lending giant Fannie Mae announced that its finances are better than expected. There have been a slew of conflicting economic reports over the last month on home sales, corporate earnings, and personal income. Nariman Behravesh joins us to explain what's happening.  He's chief economist with the forecasting firm IHS Global Insight.

Just How Broken Is The Senate?

Plenty broken, according to writer George Packer's new article in The New Yorker. He traces the problems to the influx of hyperpartisan House members, the constant pressure to raise money and even the presence of C-SPAN. As the Senate wraps up its business for the summer, George Packer joins us to talk about his article,"The Empty Chamber."

Bad Weather Hampers Flood Recovery In Pakistan

Stormy weather grounded helicopters carrying emergency supplies to Pakistan's northwest today where the worst flooding in 100 years has left around 1,600 people dead and millions homeless. Authorities are struggling to provide shelter and get to people stranded in remote areas. Earlier this week we reported on concerns that Jihadi groups might try to capitalize on the chaos. The BBC's Adam Mynott reports on one welfare organization that has stepped into the breach.

Pop Star Wyclef Jean Wants To Be President Of Haiti

Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, center, greets supporters from the top of a vehicle after submitting the paperwork to run for president of Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (AP)
Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, center, greets supporters from the top of a vehicle after submitting the paperwork to run for president of Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP)

Arizona Immigration Law Makes Waves Over The Border

When Arizona passed its tough and controversial anti-illegal immigration law back in April, Mexico took notice. Mexican officials estimate that up to 530,000 undocumented Mexicans live in Arizona, and they've been bracing for a surge in deportees expected to return home. And even though a judge blocked key provisions of the new law from taking effect, the issue is far from over — especially for Mexicans on both sides of the border. For a perspective from Mexico, we speak to Nacha Cattan, writer for the Christian Science Monitor based in Mexico City.

Hollywood golfer John Montague, whose real name is LaVerne Moore, grips a club in the Los Angeles County jail, July 10, 1937, a day after his arrest on a seven-year-old robbery in New York.  (AP)
Hollywood golfer John Montague, whose real name is LaVerne Moore, grips a club in the Los Angeles County jail, July 10, 1937, a day after his arrest on a seven-year-old robbery in New York. (AP)

Mystery Shrouds World Famous Golfer

John Montague was an enigma. In the 1930s, he was called “the world's greatest golfer” by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice. He could drive the ball 300 yards and he could chip it across a room into a highball glass. He played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes and W. C. Fields to Babe Ruth and Bing Crosby. Yet strangely, he never entered a professional tournament or allowed himself to be photographed. Then, a Time Magazine photographer snapped his picture and police quickly recognized Montague as fugitive La Verne Moore, a man who had a dark secret. Leigh Montville tells the story in his book "The Mysterious Montague," now out in paperback. We revisit a conversation we had with Montville when the book came out in 2008.

Music From The Show

  • Radiohead, "Where I End and You Begin"
  • Charles Mingus, "Pedal Point Blues"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • The Wee Trio, "Flint"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • Benny Goodman, "Moonglow"

This program aired on August 6, 2010.

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