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Mar 9, 2012

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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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Letters: Presidential power, college costs

Mar 9, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Presidential sway over the economy, lowering tuition for college students, and taking time off after graduation.

Japan, Inc.'s long year

Mar 9, 2012
On the anniversary of the Fukushima quake and tsunami, Japan, Inc. faces two possible futures.

New owner at The New Republic

Mar 9, 2012
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes takes over as owner and editor-in-chief of The New Republic. He's 28. The magazine is nearly 100.

Harold Camping apologizes for end-of-world predictions

Mar 9, 2012
The preacher who has predicted the end of the world many times over finally acknowledges that he was wrong.

Will NASA or private firms send us to outer space?

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Mar 9, 2012
NASA's budget is scrutinized by Congress, igniting debate over the direction of the space agency.

Weekly Wrap: Optimism with February jobs numbers

Mar 9, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Another month of good jobs numbers, and the Greece bailout.

L.A.'s very artsy rock show

Mar 9, 2012
A mega-boulder is making its way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it will be part of a permanent installation. It's one very pricey trip.

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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