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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's been about a year since an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant. We hear from an American engineer who was inside the plant and lived to tell about that day. Apple made its big announcement on the new iPad today, but what will happen to the old ones that users discard? Commentator Robert Reich says a college education is still key to a brighter future, even as it becomes harder to come by. And Freakonomics Radio takes a look at the power of the president.

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The deadline for Greece's bailout is tomorrow. But if bondholders still hold out, more delays are on the horizon and the possibility of a Greek default remains. Here, people walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens on March 7, 2012.
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Members of the media wearing protective suits and masks report as they are escorted by TEPCO employees at Tokyo Electric Power Company's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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