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The Nobel committee has awarded the Peace Prize to none other than the European Union. Meanwhile in the U.S., Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will allow controversial fracking on several Pennsylvania college campuses. Amy Scott reports on a school that's opened up an on-campus vision center for students. Some craft micro-brewers are changing the stigma of going from glass to aluminum. And the vice presidential candidates debated jobs and 6 percent unemployment last night in their debate. We get the website Rap Genius to help us decode what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan said.

Segments From this episode

Election boosts Postal Service through one more month

Oct 12, 2012
The post office said today it's going to make it through the month without going broke, thanks to the presidential election.

Pennsylvania allows fracking on public college campuses

Oct 12, 2012
Pennsylvania's state colleges have been hit hard by budget cuts. Now the state is allowing natural-gas drilling on campuses to raise money for the system.

Think good beer only comes in bottles? Can it.

Oct 12, 2012
The explosion in craft brewing has meant a huge increase in the number of small breweries who ship their beers in cans.

RapGenius.com analyzes the vice presidential debate

Oct 12, 2012
Mahbod Moghadam of RapGenius.com says the lack of rhyme in the vice presidential debate was "malarkey".

Europeans 'would like to thank' the Nobel committee

Oct 12, 2012
The Nobel Prize committee announces their pick for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The winner? The European Union.

At Oyler, keeping an eye on students' eyes

Oct 12, 2012
A groundbreaking vision clinic at the school makes sure kids who needs glasses, get them.
Eighth-grader Timothy Drifmeyer test drives several pairs of glasses before making a choice.
Stacy Doose

The Nobel committee has awarded the Peace Prize to none other than the European Union. Meanwhile in the U.S., Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will allow controversial fracking on several Pennsylvania college campuses. Amy Scott reports on a school that’s opened up an on-campus vision center for students. Some craft micro-brewers are changing the stigma of going from glass to aluminum. And the vice presidential candidates debated jobs and 6 percent unemployment last night in their debate. We get the website Rap Genius to help us decode what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan said.

Music from the episode

Wolf Like Me TV On The Radio
The Dive Fool's Gold
Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People