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Nov 29, 2012

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Fast food workers in New York walked off the job in protest of low wages. A new census study shows that the top job for men is in truck driving and more women are employed as secretaries than any other job. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how people are getting around data tracking on the Internet. We get a look at the coolest new cars at the Los Angeles Car Show. Gil Kerlikowske, drug policy advisor for the Obama administration, discusses the future of the war on drugs. And The Onion’s Sam Weiner tells us what the iPad won’t do for you.

Segments From this episode

Jeff Zucker named new CNN president

Nov 29, 2012
But how might the NYC-based Zucker get to CNN headquarters in Atlanta?

At L.A. Auto Show, a big star is a gas-powered engine

Nov 29, 2012
Several new electric and hybrid cars were introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but high prices are expected to keep alternative-fuel vehicles a small part of the market. Ford's shot at efficiency: a three-cylinder Fiesta.

Census breaks down occupations by gender, ethnicity

Nov 29, 2012
More women employed in secretarial work than any other job, but they make inroads in other fields.

President Obama's drug policy adviser on medical marijuana and enforcement

Nov 29, 2012
The administration's drug policy after the "war on drugs."

The iPad, like my spirit, is completely broken

Nov 29, 2012
For one iPad owner, a void that even Apple's magical gadget could not fill.

The growing art of data dodging

Nov 29, 2012
As paranoia about online tracking grows, so too the number of businesses that help consumers prevent marketers from mining their personal data.
In July, federal Judge Esther Salas was deliberately targeted in her home in New Jersey.  A man — who had a case before her — came to her home with a gun and shot her husband and son.  Her husband is in the hospital and her son died. Salas believes this incident was possibly due to the fact that her private information was publicly available for the attacker to find her.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Why fast-food workers struggle to unionize

Nov 29, 2012
A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.

The science behind Obama's fundraising emails

Nov 29, 2012
"Casual" and "frequent" seem to be the formula for campaign fundraising emails.

Fast food workers in New York walked off the job in protest of low wages. A new census study shows that the top job for men is in truck driving and more women are employed as secretaries than any other job. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how people are getting around data tracking on the Internet. We get a look at the coolest new cars at the Los Angeles Car Show. Gil Kerlikowske, drug policy advisor for the Obama administration, discusses the future of the war on drugs. And The Onion’s Sam Weiner tells us what the iPad won’t do for you.

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
In 3's - Instrumental Beastie Boys
Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Lex Ratatat