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Friday, April 02, 2010

The international community is committing billions of dollars toward reconstruction in Haiti. NPR’s Adam Davidson discusses the growing skepticism about how effectively that money will be spent and assesses the current state of the economy in Port-au-Prince. Plus, the trouble with patenting DNA; going to college DIY-style; and a preview of the upcoming baseball season.

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Adam Davidson

162,000 More Jobs

Stocks editor at Barron's Magazine, Bob O'Brien, reacts to the new jobs report showing the U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in March, many of them temporary census jobs.

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An End to Gene Patents?

ACLU First Amendment Working Group attorney, Chris Hansen, talks about this week’s New York federal court ruling that declared patents on genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer invalid. And Nathan Tinker, executive director of the New York Biotechnology Association, explores the ruling's potential impact ...

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So FRESH

Director and co-founder of Growing Power as well as a 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Will Allen, talks about sustainable farming and the new documentary FRESH. Joel Salatin, who is featured in FRESH, shares his experiences as a sustainable farmer.

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Transformation of Higher Education

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Following Up: Haiti Recovery Economics

International business and economics correspondent for NPR, Adam Davidson, talks about this week's United Nations International Donor Conference for Haiti and discusses his reporting on the economies emerging out of the rubble in Port-au-Prince.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

What stats really matter this baseball season?

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