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Thursday, January 15, 2009

We investigate the worldwide problem of baby-trading, and its connection with international adoption networks. Also, Patty Loveless on her new album of classic country music, "Sleepless Nights." Plus, on Underreported: Islamic finance. Find out about the growing trend of investing in accordance with the Koran, and how that system is faring during the current economic crisis. …Then, Karan Mahajan’s new novel, Family Planning…. Plus, on Underreported:


Patty Loveless

The Baby Trade

We investigate the problem of worldwide baby-trading, and its connection with international adoption networks. E.J. Graff is associate director and senior researcher at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, and spent a year investigating baby-trading.

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Sleepless Nights

Patty Loveless talks about her new album, "Sleepless Nights," featuring covers of country music classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s by the likes of Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Emmylou Harris, and lots more.

Patty Loveless will be performing
Thurs. Jan. 15 at ...

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Family Planning

Karan Mahajan’s debut novel, Family Planning, tells the story of a New Delhi father of thirteen children faced with many family problems all at once.

Karan Mahajan will be reading tonight at 7pm at WORD Books
126 Franklin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn


Obama and Small Business

We look into whether small businesses are getting any piece of the bailout pie, and how small businesses are likely to fare under an Obama administration. Lloyd Chapman is President of the American Small Business League.

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Underreported: Islamic Finance

Find out about the growing trend of Islamic finance – banking and investing based on the Koran – and how it’s faring in the current global economic crisis. Journalist Carla Power is and author of the Jan./Feb. Foreign Policy magazine article "Faith in the Market."

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