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Monday, June 4, 2012

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  • After The Housing Bust, Revisiting Homeownership
    In the wake of the housing crisis, many felt that homeownership — long a key element of the American dream — had moved out of reach. Now, many Americans still aspire to own their own home, and home sales are slowly ticking up around the country.
  • Economic Crisis Looms Larger In Spain Than Greece
    Spain may be the most problematic country in the Eurozone at the moment. Recession is deepening in the European Union's fourth-largest economy, borrowing costs are soaring and banks find themselves in ever more turbulent waters. Robert Siegel talks with Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about how Spain found itself in this mess, and what the consequences are for the rest of Europe.
  • High School Draws Chinese Students, Tuition Dollars
    A record number of Chinese students are attending U.S. colleges and universities. In Michigan, a public high school is getting in on the trend. Lake Shore High School will host 88 full-time students from Beijing during the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Wisconsinites 'Reach Out' To Heal Partisan Divide
    Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election is on Tuesday. Republican Scott Walker could become just the third sitting governor in U.S. history to be recalled from office. The recall battle has bitterly divided the state; so much so that some people have just stopped talking politics with friends, neighbors, co-workers, even family members. But two Wisconsin couples — one Republican and the other Democratic — are trying to bridge the partisan divide in the state.
  • Outside Countries Disagree On Next Steps In Syria
    As conditions within Syria deteriorate and civil war seems increasingly likely, other countries disagree about what to do. Robert Siegel speaks with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Steinberg is now the dean of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
  • California's Top-Two Primary System Faces First Statewide Test
    Under California's new system, the top two finishers in the primary move on to the general election, regardless of party. Backers hope this system will favor moderates. It could be years before it's clear if that's true, but the system is already changing how political operatives work.
  • Fixture In Talk Radio Handing Reins To Herman Cain
    Neal Boortz is a fixture on radio and has hosted a talk show for more than 40 years. Now, the quasi-conservative host has announced he's stepping down and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will take over for him. Cain will start on inauguration day next year.
  • 'Personal Space': Relics From Synth Soul's Early Days
    A 1970s explosion in affordable music gear, particularly synthesizers and drum machines, yielded fascinating experiments by amateur artists. A new compilation collects electronic soul gems from that era.
  • There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)
    Or: Why Justin Bieber didn't really sell 40,000 tickets in 30 seconds.
  • Outcome Of Wis. Recall May Affect Obama, Romney
    On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker and replace him with a Democrat.

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