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Monday, April 11, 2011

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  • Obama To Reveal Plan On Addressing National Debt
    The ink isn't dry on last week's 11th hour budget agreement, and Congress won't even vote on it until later this week. But already, both sides are turning their attention to the next big fight: It's over the nation's debt limit, which we're expected to reach later this spring. President Obama has decided to weigh in with his own plan to address the debt and the deficit in a major speech on Wednesday.
  • Why Is The Debt Ceiling Important?
    Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horlsey about the debt ceiling, federal finances and various efforts to grab hold of the big picture.
  • In Syria, Death Toll Continues To Rise
    Anti-government protests in Syria continue to spread, and the death toll continues to rise. Melissa Block speaks with Khaled Yacoub Oweis, senior correspondent for Reuters in Jordan, about the latest developments in Syria.
  • Beyond Cute Babies: How To Make Money On YouTube
    Sure, YouTube is the place to get your fix of cute babies and cats, but how-to videos are also becoming increasingly popular — and lucrative. YouTube says hundreds of entrepreneurs earn more than $100,000 a year through a program that shares ad revenue with people who post videos regularly. One of the stars: a guy who teaches you how to tie a tie.
  • Get A Grip: High-Tech Gloves For Golfers, Skiers
    A growing number of companies are manufacturing high-tech gloves for everything from farming to baseball. Among the mix, there's a glove to help you use your gadgets out in the cold and one to improve your golf swing.
  • Murdoch's U.K. Tabloid Apologizes For Phone Hacking
    The phone-hacking scheme that targeted celebrities and politicians was centered at News International's News of the World. A rekindled criminal inquiry into the case is underscoring close ties between British authorities and Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
  • Paul Simon: Old Sounds, New Perspectives
    So Beautiful or So What, Simon's first album of new material in five years, intersperses transcendent moments of beauty alongside the singer's familiar tricks.
  • In D.C., Michelle Rhee May Answer For Suspect Scores
    Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee based much of her success on dramatic gains in kids' test scores. So when a USA Today investigation called D.C. test scores into question, it also put Rhee's reputation on the line.
  • Salmon Farming In Chile Impacts Fishermen, Environment
    Chile now challenges Norway in salmon exports. Appetites abroad are fueling huge growth in the region, but pollution from immense salmon farms is harming coastal environments. And, a recent decree granted tens of thousands of acres of the sea to salmon farms, pushing out small artisanal fishermen.
  • Letters: Bret Baier; Paul Ryan
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block respond to emails from listeners about Fox News' Bret Baier and a profile on Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

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