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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 4, 2012




Job seekers wait in line to enter the San Francisco Hire Event job fair.
Job seekers wait in line to enter the San Francisco Hire Event job fair.
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What does Friday's jobs report say about the recovery? Marketplace's Heidi Moore will break down the numbers. Also, as the number of Spanish speakers grows across the country, translation services are increasingly in demand. But paying for interpreters and translators isn't easy in a time of recession, especially in states and municipalities that are feeling the strain of budget cuts. Jude Joffe-Block reports from Las Vegas. Dana Stevens from Slate gives us a preview of summer movies and John Horn from the Los Angeles Times explains why many of those films will debut in theaters outside the US.