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14/08/2011

As international stock markets see-saw in the wake of America's downgrade to AA status, Americana gets the economic outlook from the other US trading floor, the Chicago Mercantile.

As international stock markets see-saw in the wake of America's downgrade to AA+ status, we bring you the economic outlook from America's other trading floor - the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Mormon blogger Joanna Brooks exposes the greatest myths surrounding Mormonism in America - and assesses the prospects of two Mormon presidential hopefuls.

Vera Farmiga - star of 'Up In The Air' - talks about her directorial debut, "Higher Ground," in which she explores America's relationship with religion.

And from religious to the irreligious, author Otto Penzler uncovers America's obsession with zombies.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Aug 2011 19:15

Music Played

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

    Big Butter and Egg Man

    • Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz.
    • Sony.
    • B00004WK37.
  • Kronos Quartet

    Black Angels

    • Return.
    • Nonesuch.
    • B000005J0D.
    • 3.
  • Alessandro Alessandroni

    Lady Frankenstein

    • Lady Frankenstein.
    • Beat Records.
    • B00003CX0C.
    • 1.
  • Juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel

    Harlem Nocturne

    • Cabaret Manana.
    • RCA RECORDS.
    • B000002WU5.
    • 5.

Broadcast

  • Sun 14 Aug 2011 19:15