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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, March 22, 2012

Health reporter Gregory Warner explores the debate over the Affordable Care Act ahead of the Supreme Court hearings next Monday. Freakonomics takes a look at the lack of patents filed by women and how that hurts our economy. Gallup's Frank Newport reveals the latest data on how Americans feel about energy policy. Commentator Bill McKibben says the president's "all of the above" energy plan lacks focus. And we look at the carefully crafted marketing campaign for the film "Hunger Games."

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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Republican members from the House of Representatives gathered to speak out against the health care bill, which is the topic of a case before the Supreme Court next week.
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