Oct 26, 2009

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Publishing according to Klosterman

Oct 26, 2009
In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.

Big treasure fuels metal detector rush

Oct 26, 2009
Earlier this year, a U.K. man with a metal detector discovered a hoard of gold and silver Anglo-Saxon artifacts worth millions. The scale of his find has fueled a mini boom in metal detecting. Stephen Beard reports.

A pragmatic response to climate change

Oct 26, 2009
Author Stewart Brand's "Whole Earth Catalog" offered readers a vision of returning to the land in order to live sustainably. Kai Ryssdal talks to Brand about his latest book, which tackles climate change using a somewhat different tone.

'Paranormal' a big hit on a small budget

Oct 26, 2009
Although supposedly produced on a $15,000 budget, Paramount Studio's "Paranormal Activity" movie has become a nationwide success. Bob Moon explores what's behind the latest "Blair Witch"-style horror phenomenon.

Health reform not focusing on waste

Oct 26, 2009
While the U.S. health care system reportedly wastes about $700 billion a year, Congress isn't focusing on cutting out the waste in its overhaul legislation. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Report: Cuts speed newspapers' decline

Oct 26, 2009
Newspaper circulation dropped 10% nationwide compared to last year, a new report says. And the pace of decline is accelerating, thanks in part to a vicious cycle of cuts. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Plan would target firms 'too big to fail'

Oct 26, 2009
Congressional leaders are expected to propose a plan requiring large banks, brokers and insurance companies to set aside reserves for bad times, and oblige big banks to write up something like a living will. John Dimsdale reports.

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