May 8, 2003

Our technology expert Heather Newman talks with Todd about gaming, and the collaboration between the movie and gaming industries. Newman explains how video games that are based on movies are being released at the same time as the movies. She also tells Todd about "3E" - Electronic Entertainment Expo. Heather Newman covers technology for the "Detroit Free Press."

Todd is joined by astrophysicist Carl Akerlof from the University of Michigan to discuss hypernovas. Akerlof tells Todd about the hypernova that exploded two billion years ago, and how the group ROTSE (Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment) is learning more about it.

Leon Fink joins Todd to discuss the arrival of several hundred Guatemalan workers in Morganton, North Carolina, and how their experiences and struggles helped make important labor changes in the United States. Fink is a history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of "The Maya of Morganton."