- The Naked Economist
Market analysts openly worry about recession, but do high fuel prices necessarily cool the economy? Naked Economist and columnist Charles Wheelen gives his analysis. And he talks about the economics behind terrorism.9:06 a.m.
Charles Wheelan: is a lecturer in the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and the author of "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science." He writes a monthly column for Yahoo Finance. He joins us by phone from Chicago.
- Vulnerable skies
A recent government report suggests that explosive substances can still be smuggled past screeners and onto the airlines. Midmorning examines the challenge of balancing safety and efficiency in airline travel.10:06 a.m.
Todd Curtis: is a former USAF flight test engineer and Boeing airline safety engineer. He is also a licensed private pilot and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.
Randolph Hall: vice provost for research advancement at the University of Southern California and a professor in department of industrial and systems engineering. He is also the founder of the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).
- Immigration legislation takes a hit
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has abandoned efforts to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants after a wave of negative reaction and neutral comments from Hilary Clinton. The fate of the legislation highlights the difficult political climate for immigration legislation.10:45 a.m.
Spencer Hsu: is a reporter for the Washington Post.
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