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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, January 27, 2012

Mitt Romney brushed aside Newt Gingrich's idea of establishing a colony on the moon as pandering during the Florida Republican debate. But how viable would this idea be? Reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports on work-study programs and how they fit into President Obama's economic plans. Stephen Beard continues his One Year On series with a story on the crisis of youth unemployment in Egypt. And we hear about the underground bike economy.

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Patrick Symmes had a bike. Then it got stolen. So he got another bike, and that got stolen, too. He discusses his journey delving into the underground stolen economy of bikes.
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The Obama push?

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Apollo Theatre in New York on Jan. 19, 2012. Obama famously sung a part of an Al Green song at this event.
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