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President Obama Expected To Face Questions On Economy, Quran Burning

President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House. (AP)
President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House. (AP)

President Obama Expected To Face Questions On Economy, Quran Burning: President Obama is expected to use his first news conference in four months to push his latest plans to reinvigorate the economy. But he has a hard sell, with the majority of Americans disapproving of his handling of the economy. The news conference is also likely to be overshadowed by the now "on-hold" Quran burning by Florida pastor Terry Jones. Our guest is Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post.

Hate Group Watcher Reflects On Quran Burning And Islamic Center

We speak with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center about free speech, hate crimes, and political leadership as the controversies over the proposed Quran burning in Florida and the Islamic center near Ground Zero continue to rage. Potok says before 9/11, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. were not common, they spiked after 9/11, and then dwindled again, until the recent controversies. Who, or what, is responsible?

The Week Filled With Fire

Firefighters monitor a house fire in Detroit. (AP)
Firefighters monitor a house fire in Detroit. (AP)

Officials are trying to determine the cause of that deadly explosion south of San Francisco, and there's still concern about the wildfires in Colorado, but what about Detroit? A windswept inferno destroyed dozens of homes on Tuesday and Detroit resident are bitterly criticizing the city's response. We speak to Melanie Scott, a reporter for the Detroit Free Press.

US Open Nears Dream Match-Up

For tennis fans the prospect of a U..S Open showdown between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is one step closer after Nadal beat fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco last night in Flushing Meadows. We speak with Jon Wertheim, who is following the action for Sports Illustrated

9/11 Anniversary: Reflections of People Born On That Day

Nine years have passed since terrorists struck the U.S. The events of that day completely overshadowed almost everything else that was happening, and if it was your birthday, a day normally reserved for celebrating became something very different. But has enough time passed so that people born on 9/11 can now disassociate the two events? We speak to three people who mark their birthdays tomorrow.

Construction At Ground Zero Makes Progress

Ground Zero is bustling with activity. More than 2,000 construction workers are readying the great memorial pools, building a museum, and a massive underground train station. They're also building the towers, including Tower One that is expected to be the tallest in the country. We speak with architecture critic and Ground Zero historian Philip Nobel, author of "Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero."

Music From The Show

  • Bruce Springsteen "The Rising"

This program aired on September 10, 2010.

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