Airline industry blues Fuel costs may be down, but so are passengers, as business travelers and vacationers cut air travel out of their budgets. That may be good news for consumers looking for cheap fares, but it raises questions about the long-term viability of many airlines.9:06 a.m.
William Swelbar: Research Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Center for Air Transportation.
Mike Boyd: President of the Boyd Group, an aviation consulting firm.
Could U.S./Cuba relations be on the mend? President Obama recently announced that the U.S. will ease limits on the number of trips that American citizens can make to visit relatives in Cuba. Midmorning explores the political implications behind the goodwill gesture.9:45 a.m.
Johana Mendelson-Forman: Senior associate in the Americas program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is an expert on energy security and post-conflict development on Latin America.
William LeoGrande: Dean of the School of Public Affairs and a specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America.
Former ACLU head looks back on her legal battles Civil libertarians hailed the election of Barack Obama, but the promise of a different era for the rights of detainees is not clear. Long time civil liberties advocate Nadine Strossen talks about detainee rights, and why she continues to fight for free speech, even speech that offends.10:06 a.m.
Nadine Strossen: Professor of law at New York University. She served as president of the ACLU from 1991 - October 2008.