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Mar 28, 2012

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A group of investors including Magic Johnson bid more than $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Highway Bill expires on Saturday and if Congress doesn't act, construction projects will start to shut down. Commentator Todd Buchholz says the "Boomerang generation" doesn't take as much risk as it did in the old days -- and that's not good for the economy. And we hear how robots are taking over jobs in the supermarket.

 

Segments From this episode

A 'Health Care Song'

Mar 28, 2012
What are the most important election issues you're thinking about this year? Singer-songwriter Brad Hoshaw gives his answers in verse.

Health care debate: Wrecking ball or remodeling?

Mar 28, 2012
The main question on day three of the Supreme Court health care hearings: Should the whole health care reform law be scrapped?

Rubber not meeting the road on highway bill

Mar 28, 2012
The highway bill is in a standoff in the House, threatening highway projects if an agreement can't be reached by this weekend.

'Boomerang Generation' hurts the economy

Mar 28, 2012
Commentator Todd Buchholz says young adults who return home to live with their parents are sapping the economy of needed vitality.

The Lorax has been stolen

Mar 28, 2012
The 300-pound, two-foot-tall bronze statue of the Dr. Seuss figure has disappeared.

Transatlantic cooperation on oil supplies discussed

Mar 28, 2012
France says it is discussing a joint release of strategic oil reserves onto the market with Britain and the U.S. The U.S. says no decision is made.

Libya heads toward unknown future

Mar 28, 2012
A year after the war that dislodged Muammar Gaddafi began, Libya finds itself in the political doldrums. North Africa expert Geoff Porter discusses the difference between chaos and anarchy in the Sahara.

Robots and the hourglass economy

Mar 28, 2012
Technology is -- by some economists' accounts -- causing a hollowing out of middle income jobs.

A group of investors including Magic Johnson bid more than $2 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Highway Bill expires on Saturday and if Congress doesn’t act, construction projects will start to shut down. Commentator Todd Buchholz says the “Boomerang generation” doesn’t take as much risk as it did in the old days — and that’s not good for the economy. And we hear how robots are taking over jobs in the supermarket.

 

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
D Song Bonobo
Human Beings Matt Pond PA
Milky Way Joker