This program is 17 minutes long
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The August 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling noted.
(Washington: Whit Johnson) The worst-case scenario if the debt ceiling is not raised examined; an example of funding and bill paying problems cited; details given of the threat of US credit being downgraded. [GEITHNER - says we have no option.] [Former deputy OMB director Steve McMILLEN - says there has to be a Plan B for the Treasury.]
(New York: Tony Guida) The drought and violence by Islamic militants in Somalia featured; scenes shown from a refugee camp in Kenya; details given about the role of the World Food Programme. [U.N. World Food Programme Bettina LUESCHER- explains how hunger hurts; calls it a "perfect storm" creating a humanitarian crisis; lists the three options for the people.] [U.N. high commissioner Antonio GUTERRES- says we have the poorest of the poor.]
(New York: Jon LaPook) An experiment at an architectural firm in limiting the use of e-mail and Internet to increase job productivity examined. [Architect Deborah BERKE- describes what happened in the office due to texting distractions.] ["The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains" author Nicholas CARR- states the concern that people are not getting quality work done due to interruptions; calls for tempering compulsive checking of messages.] [Three WORKERS - react to the rules.]