Cameroon musician Moken won the green card lottery in 1996. Since his move to the US, he's attended design college in Detroit, launched a line of shoes, and this year released his debut CD, "Chapters of My Life."
Public research universities educate 75 percent of all undergraduates in this country. But over the past decade, state appropriations to flagship research universities have plummeted 34 percent. Now public research universities have found an unlikely advocate.
When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.
A Michigan judge ordered Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to jail for breaking a bond agreement Thursday. Kilpatrick, who is facing eight felony charges for allegedly lying under oath, says he went to nearby Windsor, Ontario, on official business to push the sale of the city's Michigan-to-Ontario underwater link.
In spite of high gas prices, people are still driving their cars. Car buying, however, is another story.
Guest: Roosevelt Watt, 30-year veteran auto salesman and number one salesperson at Dalgleish Cadillac Oldsmobile in Detroit, Michigan.
Chrysler has announced plans to close its manufacturing plants for at least a month. Micheline Maynard, the Michigan-based New York Times business correspondent, joins The Takeaway to discuss the auto industry in hard times.
President Bush offered the American auto industry short-term financing that will be drawn from the $700 billion dollar Wall Street rescue program. Guests: Micheline Maynard, New York Times and Todd Zwillich, Capitol News Connection.
President Obama's $819 billion stimulus plan passed the House last night. Despite the president's calls for bipartisanship, all House Republicans and eleven Democrats opposed the bill. What does this mean for the future of bipartisanship and the bailout?