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What happens when fact-checkers have to check fact-checkers? Gallup's Frank Newport talks about what Americans think about the two presidential candidates. With college becoming more and more expensive, many students are looking for new paths to enter into their chosen career. Another elusive Apple secret is out in the open: their customer service manual. Sears, one of the oldest members of the Standard & Poor's 500, is getting the boot. Pandora, the online streaming music service, is trying to back new legislation to lower their royalty charges. And Kai Ryssdal talks to culinary historian and author Andrew F. Smith about his new book on tuna.

Segments From this episode

Romney campaign pays for #BelieveInAmerica

Aug 30, 2012
The promoted Twitter hashtag is the first paid for by a presidential campaign.

Utility tries to head off 'Silver Tsunami'

Aug 30, 2012
The northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is hoping to lure a new, younger workforce ahead of the retirement of many of its workers.

How Americans came to love the lowly tuna

Aug 30, 2012
Author Andrew F. Smith explores how Americans became canned tuna's biggest fans.

How do we know what politicians say is true?

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Aug 30, 2012
Fact-checking is a growing industry, but does it pay off?

Standard & Poor's 500 drops Sears

Aug 30, 2012
The prestigious corporate club says the big retailer's stock, which has been listed on the S&P since the 1950s, is no longer representative of the index.

Pandora seeks lower royalties for musicians

Aug 30, 2012
To boost profits, the music streaming service is pushing a bill in the House of Representatives that would cut payments to musicians. A coalition representing recording artists plans to fight back with an anti-Pandora PR campaign.

Apple's 'genius' manual for customer service

Aug 30, 2012
A training manual for Apple's "Genius Bar" obtained by Gizmodo reveals a real-world orientation: customer service.

Americans split on who they think will win the election

Aug 30, 2012
Do the Republican and Democratic conventions have an impact on Election Day?

India's 'Demographic Dividend' only good if there's growth

Aug 30, 2012
India has a much younger population than many developed countries, but this “demographic dividend” is a only a good thing when young people can find work.

What happens when fact-checkers have to check fact-checkers? Gallup’s Frank Newport talks about what Americans think about the two presidential candidates. With college becoming more and more expensive, many students are looking for new paths to enter into their chosen career. Another elusive Apple secret is out in the open: their customer service manual. Sears, one of the oldest members of the Standard & Poor’s 500, is getting the boot. Pandora, the online streaming music service, is trying to back new legislation to lower their royalty charges. And Kai Ryssdal talks to culinary historian and author Andrew F. Smith about his new book on tuna.

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