Friday, January 16, 1998

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  • Iraq After the Gulf War

    Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the Gulf War and the situation in Iraq continues to make headlines. Today American weapons inspector Scott Ritter and his team returns home after failing to make any headway in face of Iraqi accusations that he’s actually an American spy. Also American activists from the Chicago based group "Voices in the Wilderness" are staging a hunger strike outside of UN headquarters in Baghdad.

  • Hedrick Smith- the New Economy

    The deluge of "good news" continues to flow from the pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The stock market’s booming. Top execs walk with millions in bonuses. Everything’s up, up, up! But is it?

  • Cuba Conversations

    Today the program continues its "Conversations in Cuba" series with two Cuban economists who talk about the challenges faced by a communist island in a capitalist world. One of the biggest problems Cuba is confronting today is a two-tiered economy: The peso economy for ordinary Cubans, and the dollar economy for foreign visitors, and those Cubans who work in the tourist industry.

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