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Mar 13, 2012

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The price of milk has fallen due to some states' overproduction. Many schools are turning to private companies to give their dorms an extreme makeover. Kai Ryssdal talks to Dusty White, a participant in the controversial Homeless Hotspots program at…

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The rare earth advantage

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. and EU complain to the World Trade Organization about Chinese dominance and policy in the vital high-tech sector.

White House keeps state dinner wine list a secret

Mar 13, 2012
The wine list for the state dinner this week with British Prime Minister David Cameron isn't exactly classified, but nobody's talkin' about it.

Colleges move out of the dorm business

Mar 13, 2012
Students are looking for more luxurious digs and colleges are starting to look to private companies to build them.

Kansas City grandma worries about Medicare

Mar 13, 2012
In this election year, commentator Emma Williams fears the health care program for seniors and the disabled will become a political football.

'Homeless Hotspots' from the ground level

Mar 13, 2012
The "Homeless Hotspots" program unveiled at South by Southwest has ignited both outrage and support. But participants in the Front Steps homeless shelter say it's a beneficial program.

Milk: Cheaper by the gallon

Mar 13, 2012
Dairy products prices are falling in the U.S. worldwide. What’s behind the fall in milk prices? Bigger herds and warmer winter weather.

The price of milk has fallen due to some states’ overproduction. Many schools are turning to private companies to give their dorms an extreme makeover. Kai Ryssdal talks to Dusty White, a participant in the controversial Homeless Hotspots program at South by Southwest in Austin. Gallup’s Frank Newport explores whether gas prices really are on the minds of voters this election season. And Heidi Moore discusses the Federal Reserve’s claim that 15 of 19 major banks passed its stress test.

Music from the episode

The Funeral Band of Horses
Prove It Television
Let's Roll Yelawolf, Kid Rock
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings