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Marketplace for Thursday, February 21, 2013

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In the latest installment of Burn, Alex Chadwick explores a debate in the nuclear industry about whether expensive safety measures are really necessary when there is a small risk of danger. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has decided to expand Medicaid under the Obama administration even though he initially was opposed to the idea. The New York Times is looking to sell The Boston Globe. The Billboard 100 now includes YouTube hits. And the president of Participant Media discusses the movie blockbusters the company has produced and why they aren’t a household name (yet).

Segments From this episode

6 degrees of sequestration

Who picked the word 'sequester' anyway?

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 21, 2013
Give us your suggestions for a better word for "sequester."
BURN: An Energy Journal

Japan's lesson for U.S. reactors: Disaster is possible

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 21, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.

YouTube gets legit on the Billboard Hot 100

by Queena Kim Feb 21, 2013
The site is a mecca for musical artists. Now their YouTube hits can send them to the top of the Billboard charts.

The Medicaid question: To expand or not expand

by Dan Gorenstein Feb 21, 2013
For states considering not to expand Medicaid, the program for the poor and disabled, it's all a numbers game.

Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 21, 2013
Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?

Inflation, R.I.P.

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 21, 2013
A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.

For sale: Boston newspaper with great history

by Eve Troeh Feb 21, 2013
The New York Times bought the Globe for more than $1 billion two decades ago. A likely price now? One estimate says $100 million.

Music from the episode

Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Pyramids Frank Ocean

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