Jun 7, 2011

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Segments From this episode

Writing about the humanity in work

Jun 7, 2011
Author Daniel Orozco discusses his new collection of short stories, "Orientation," why he writes about work, and how much of his fiction is influenced by experience.

Halfway through a lost decade

Jun 7, 2011
A closer look at the GDP number shows something unsettling about the state of the U.S. economy.

The downside of exam-based education in China

Jun 7, 2011
Students in China are taking a key exam that will determine their future. But focusing on the exam, the gao kao, may rob students of creativity.

How fake blood and medical dummies could save billions

Jun 7, 2011
The medical simulation industry has exploded in recent years, and that could cut down on errors by doctors and nurses.

Second mortgages weigh down owners, economy

Jun 7, 2011
Four out of 10 people with a home equity loan owe more than their home is worth, adding to the economic hangover from the days of easy credit.
Acquiring a mortgage loan
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Prada prepares Hong Kong IPO

Jun 7, 2011
The fashion house is the first Italian company to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It hopes to raise $2.6 billion in the flotation.

Music from the episode

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