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Feb 12, 2013

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President Obama will give his State of the Union speech tonight. North Korea tests another nuclear weapon, but how can the impoverished country afford to be a nuclear state? Leaders of the International Olympic Committee have dropped wrestling from the 2020 games. Dan Gorenstein takes a look into the profits made by stores that cater to doomsday preppers and bad weather survivalists. Author Jess Walters talks about his new series of stories that delves into the recession-era America. And Sylvester Monroe reports from Chicago, on the eruption of violence in the city.

Segments From this episode

Tim Cook visits Apple stores when he's depressed

Feb 12, 2013
"It's like Prozac or something," the Apple CEO said today at a Goldman Sachs technology conference.

Is there a link between housing policy and violence?

Feb 12, 2013
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.

What happened to last State of Union's promises?

Feb 12, 2013
President Obama called for investing more in the nation's infrastructure, but some projects take a long time to start and others are blocked by Congress.

Jess Walter on the art of being underwater

Feb 12, 2013
Jess Walter's new book of short stories "We Live in Water" chronicles those who are down on their luck.

What to expect from wedding websites

Feb 12, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the new era of wedding wed-sites.

The self-reliance movement goes mainstream

Feb 12, 2013
With the world looking a lot more fragile, more people are taking their survival into their own hands -- and garages.

With a $1 billion economy, North Korea can easily afford nukes

Feb 12, 2013
Thanks to the sale of underground goods, the country can devote a third of its resources to developing its military and weapons programs.

Down for the count: Olympics drops wrestling

Feb 12, 2013
Wrestling, whose Olympic roots date from ancient Greece, will be dropped after the 2016 games. What ripple effects will that have on the sport?

2013 State of the Union Address: An annotated transcript

Feb 12, 2013
We read between the lines of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in this annotated transcript

President Obama will give his State of the Union speech tonight. North Korea tests another nuclear weapon, but how can the impoverished country afford to be a nuclear state? Leaders of the International Olympic Committee have dropped wrestling from the 2020 games. Dan Gorenstein takes a look into the profits made by stores that cater to doomsday preppers and bad weather survivalists. Author Jess Walters talks about his new series of stories that delves into the recession-era America. And Sylvester Monroe reports from Chicago, on the eruption of violence in the city.

Music from the episode

Super Rich Kids Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt
So Begins Our Alabee of Montreal
No Sleep Sam Roberts Band
No Sleep Sam Roberts Band