The Madeleine Brand Show for October 11, 2010

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Reinventing the Way We Think About Unemployment

The Nobel Prize in Economics was announced today. The prize went to three economists: Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides. Their work is said to have reinvented the way we think about unemployment.
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Jim Rainey on the KCET/PBS Split

Last week, KCET announced that it would be parting ways with PBS. Starting next year, programs such as "Sesame Street," "Charlie Rose," and "Frontline" will cease airing on KCET.
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The Chilean Miners and the Psychological Aftermath

The 33 trapped miners in Chile are expected to reach the surface and be freed on Wednesday. One by one, they'll ascend the twisty route. After 20 minutes, they'll emerge to face the world after spending more than two months underground.
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Parenting on the Edge with Wendy Mogel

A lot of Jewish history and what's in the Torah can help modern parents navigate the difficult teenage years.
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"Corruption on an astonishing scale" — That's how a federal auditor is describing the alleged fraud within California's Army National Guard.
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Remembering the 'King of Rock and Soul'

Pioneering soul singer Solomon Burke passed away Sunday. He was 70-years-old.
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