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Feb 10, 2012

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President Obama shifts the responsibility of providing contraceptive coverage from religious institutions to insurers. Political contributions often flow to the most successful candidate. The European Commission has new guidelines out regulating the sounds electric vehicles can and can't make. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, on the intent of yesterday's foreclosure settlement.

Segments From this episode

Time for the other Oscars

Feb 10, 2012
This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks behind the Academy Awards, will hand out the technical Oscars. They may not be as glamorous as the other Oscars, but they're every bit as important to movie making.

Weekly Wrap: The foreclosure settlement

Feb 10, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The $25 billion foreclosure settlement agreement the government and five major banks agreed to yesterday.

President Obama compromises on contraception

Feb 10, 2012
Under the new plan, even women who work for religious employers will have access to free birth control. It's all because of an insurance company workaround.

Concentrated super PAC money grows

Feb 10, 2012
Political campaign donations through super PACs are more concentrated than ever. Fewer rich donors are giving increasingly greater amounts to their chosen candidates, and it's raising new concerns about big money influencing elections.

HUD chief: Settlement is one piece of broader puzzle

Feb 10, 2012
The $25 billion foreclosure settlement is one of the biggest in history. But is it fair? Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, one of the architects of the deal, responds.

Happy #FedValentines Day!

Feb 10, 2012
The favorite holiday of economists and business journalists.

Letters: Blaming the banks, cause and effect

Feb 10, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Going beyond blaming the banks, exporting jobs and poverty in our modern society.

The sound of the future

Feb 10, 2012
Quiet electric cars have to sound like something. So what should that be?

President Obama shifts the responsibility of providing contraceptive coverage from religious institutions to insurers. Political contributions often flow to the most successful candidate. The European Commission has new guidelines out regulating the sounds electric vehicles can and can’t make. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, on the intent of yesterday’s foreclosure settlement.

Music from the episode

Debaser Pixies
Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z) Beyoncé, JAY Z