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Segments From this episode

Obama wants Bernanke back for more

Aug 25, 2009
President Obama announced today he wants Ben Bernanke to stick around for another term as Fed chairman. Another term of steering the U.S. economy out of recession, dodging inflation, dealing with critics.... Amy Scott reports.

Forecasts predict deficits in the trillions

Aug 25, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget expect the federal government to add between $7 trillion and $9 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. How accurate can a 10-year projection be? John Dimsdale reports.

Filling in the gaps of deficit projections

Aug 25, 2009
The 10-year projections of the federal deficit by the Congressional Budget Office and the White House's Office of Management and Budget differ by $2 trillion. Economics and law professor Alan Auerbach explains why they're so far apart.
Alan Auerbach, professor of economics and law at the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley

State asks parents to save college fund

Aug 25, 2009
Pennsylvania plans to raise the price of pre-paid tuition at state colleges because the fund parents have been paying into is running a $233 million deficit. Parents will pay today's tuition rates plus up to 8% more. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Teaching kids to think as well as earn

Aug 25, 2009
Mike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, talks with host Tess Vigeland about why he thinks America's schools need a different approach to teaching and learning.
Mike Rose, professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
UCLA

If you run the numbers, it's a good time

Aug 25, 2009
Commentator and economist Justin Wolfers says he's analyzed the costs of his running hobby and, for him, it makes complete economic sense.

Listeners comment on our shows

Aug 25, 2009
Tess Vigeland reviews listeners' comments about a recent car review, an interview touching on the American Dream, Europe's social safety nets, and how we saved a San Diego man money on his car rental.

Sowing seeds that will take the heat

Aug 25, 2009
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.

Music from the episode

The Sporting Life The Decemberists
Godless The Dandy Warhols
The Garden Cut Chemist
Already Elsewhere The Six Parts Seven