Mar 13, 2013

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President Obama today is meeting,  in the Situation Room, with a group of CEOs. The issue: cybersecurity. And now the public and private sector might work together to protect key infrastructure - analog and digital - from attack. But how much…

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Is the new health insurance application form too long?

Mar 13, 2013
The AP got its hands on an application for benefits under the health care reform law. It's 15 pages long, and could take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to fill out.

Who pays the bill for a cyber war?

Mar 13, 2013
The Obama administration has identified its own global war on terrorism: cyber attacks. What are the spending implications of raising this alarm?

How online credits could change higher ed's business model

Mar 13, 2013
Legislation introduced in the California Senate today could require the state’s public colleges and universities to award credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. This could be a boon for businesses…

Chinese province offers 'clean air tourism' to suffering urbanites

Mar 13, 2013
China's southeastern province of Fujian enjoys some of China's cleanest air. Provincial officials have launched a 'clean air tourism' campaign to court Chinese who live in cities like Beijing, where pollution levels have been at record highs this year.

Can a company 'hack back' to retrieve stolen secrets?

Mar 13, 2013
Corporations and the U.S. government team up to go on the offense against hackers.

Why a senator shouldn't eat spaghetti with the president, and 9 other tips

Mar 13, 2013
President Obama sat down for a meal with Republican leaders to talk about the budget. So what do you eat, when you're working while eating?

High rents, low income

Mar 13, 2013
It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.

Samsung Galaxy S4 may reorder the smartphone universe

Mar 13, 2013
On Thursday, Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy smartphone. What does it mean for Samsung, and of course, what does it say about Apple? Are people finally willing to defect?

Housing recovery: Good for would-be homeowners?

Mar 13, 2013
Commentator Robert Reich says the housing recovery is mostly benefiting investors, not home buyers.

President Obama today is meeting,  in the Situation Room, with a group of CEOs. The issue: cybersecurity. And now the public and private sector might work together to protect key infrastructure – analog and digital – from attack. But how much will it cost for the U.S. to prep for a cyber war. And would we go to war for GE or GM? Also on the show, what do you do when the wage you make doesn’t even cover your rent?

Music from the episode

Anything New Bibio
This American Life (Instrumental) - Instrumental THE NEXT, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings