The Good and the Bad

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Lousy key economic numbers have raised concern about the recovery. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains the statistics. Plus: Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics, and Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival, discuss science exploration; the dynamics of dropping crime rates during a recession; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly discusses hearings on the Indian Point nuclear power plant; and beach access rules state-by-state.