July 10, 2003

The Roswell file was created after a "flying disk" supposedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Boxes and boxes of files were recently declassified and opened for review. Writer Jim Wilson joins Todd to discuss the file, and how it had become a collection bin for all kinds of UFO-related material. Wilson writes for "Popular Mechanics."

Patricia Mulligan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joins Todd to discuss the idea of a spacecraft with an attached solar sail, utilizing energy from the sun. Mulligan explains the advantages of the solar sail, and she tells Todd how it works.

Author Firoozeh Dumas joins Todd to share the adventures experienced by her Iranian family after they immigrated to the United States in 1972. She tells Todd about the culture shock that confronted her family as they mixed into the melting pot. Dumas wrote "Funny In Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America."