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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, February 15, 2013

A meteor strikes Russia and shakes the economy. A team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore builds the ICU of the future. Now facing murder charges, Oscar Pistorius joins a long list of professional athletes in legal jeopardy, moral trouble or both. Mark Garrison takes a look at how corporate sponsors like Nike respond. Meanwhile, we wonder if applying for EU membership would help the U.S. government figure out how to manage its debt. After all, in order to be admitted to the eurozone, countries had to get their deficits and long term debt way down. And reporter and commentator Julia Angwin defriended all of her friends on Facebook this week because she is worried about privacy. But will her friends defriend her in real life because of it?  

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