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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, March 1, 2012

How's the weather where you are? A new survey says recent good weather is making the economy seem better than it really is. In the latest from our Attitude Check series, we look at how Americans feel about health care reform. One commentator says the government needs to step up its role in regulating our sugar intake. And the film "The Lorax" -- based on the 1971 Dr. Seuss book -- is opening this weekend. How much of an impact will its story have in today's environmental world?

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Hogs are raised on a farm in Elma, Iowa. Iowa's state legislature passed a bill that would crack down on anyone trying to secretly document animal conditions at farming facilities. Animal rights activists are outraged, but the bill's sponsor says it's a necessary measure to protect private property.
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