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Jun 4, 2012

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Just a few weeks ago, the American economy seemed to be on an upswing, but now people are starting to throw the R-word around again. Meanwhile, the European Union seems to be on the verge of collapse. Kai Ryssdal talks…

Segments From this episode

What's Up, Europe? Gloom over austerity... and soccer in Portugal

Jun 4, 2012
Portugal was approved for its latest installment of bailout cash. What's life like for the Portuguese living under the gloom of austerity, and likely losses at the European Championship.

Paul Krugman on fixing the global economy

Jun 4, 2012
The Nobel Prize-winning economist talks about what's causing a global recession and what central banks need to do to help.

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

Jun 4, 2012
Ghana's farmers face tough choices in search for fertility boost.

Who are the biggest holders of U.S. debt?

Jun 4, 2012
There's always talk that foreigners -- China, especially -- hold all of our debt, but that isn't true.

A global recession: How did we get here?

Jun 4, 2012
Looks like the recession has gone global. We look at some of the factors.

Wisconsin governor's recall unites public safety workers

Jun 4, 2012
When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker changed his state's collective bargaining laws, it galvanized one unlikely group: police, firefighters and corrections officers.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee brings joy and complaints

Jun 4, 2012
Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign, but some complain the celebrations and extra public holidays cost too much in a recession.

Just a few weeks ago, the American economy seemed to be on an upswing, but now people are starting to throw the R-word around again. Meanwhile, the European Union seems to be on the verge of collapse. Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times’ Paul Krugman about the possibility of global recession. Some are arguing England’s Diamond Jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth II is inappropriate considering the country’s budget woes. And our series Food for 9 Billion continues with a look at Africa and its needs for good, quality dirt.

Music from the episode

Lovers in Japan Coldplay
The Matador Has Fallen Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi