Filmmaker Chris Hume heads to Pennsylvania on Day 10 of Red State Road Trip part 2. He talks to truckers who are paying upwards of $1,000 to fill their tanks while oil companies like Exxon reap massive profits. In 2007 the oil company earned a record profit of $40 billion and profits in 2009 are expected to double. As one of the truckers says, "someone’s playing around with the prices."

And arson is on the rise. Homeowners are burning their homes. Hume talks to Joe Toscano, an arson investigator about why the economic perfect storm is about more than just the foreclosure issue. Red State Road Trip is a Shoot and Run Productions. More episodes can be seen online at shootandrunproductions.com.

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.