The measure of poverty The annual report from the Census Bureau shows the nation's poverty rate climbed in 2008. But many analysts argue the federal government's measurements for poverty are outdated, and give an inaccurate picture of what's going on.9:06 a.m.
Maria Hanratty: Associate professor at the Humphrey Institute, where she studies the economics of poverty.
Craig Helmstetter: Consulting scientist with the Wilder Foundation.
Linda Gibbs: New York City's deputy mayor for health and human services.
Spirituality and the films of Joel and Ethan Coen When you think of a Coen brothers movie you might think of murder or dark humor. Religion columnist Cathleen Falsani thinks there are deep moral truths embedded in most of Joel and Ethan Coen's work, including the films Blood Simple, Fargo and The Big Lebowski.10:06 a.m.
Cathleen Falsani: Author of "The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers." Falsani's other books include, "Sin Boldly." She's the religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.