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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, March 9, 2012

The February jobs report came out today, and we hear testimonies from three unemployed individuals who recently found jobs. The future of outer space exploration rests in the hands of Congress as they debate the NASA's 2013 budget. One year after the tsunami in Japan and the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, there is a sea of uncertainty about how Japan will rebuild its economy. And a 340-ton granite boulder coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has turned into a phenomenon attracting scores of spectators.

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Japan, Inc.'s long year

Customers watch on televisions under a Sharp logo at an electrical shop in Tokyo. On the anniversary of the Fukushima quake and tsunami, Japan, Inc. faces two possible futures.
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L.A.'s very artsy rock show

The 20-foot tall, 340-ton boulder that's been making its way through L.A. to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of a new installation by artist Michael Heizer. It's  one very pricey trip.
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