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Monday, February 28, 2011

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  • Libyan Rebels: Oil Will Keep Flowing, 'No Problem'
    As unrest continues in Libya, rebels in the east now say they control most of supplies of the world's 12th-largest oil exporter. They've vowed to keep the oil flowing even if Col. Moammar Gadhafi clings to power in the capital.
  • Carpenter Discusses Unrest In Libya
    Host Melissa Block speaks with J. Scott Carpenter — former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs — about the unrest in Libya and how the uprisings in the Middle East could continue to spread across the region — and well beyond.
  • Rebuilding The Faces Of War
    Soldiers who've suffered burns and trauma to the face in the current wars are being given the chance to heal and restore a part of their identity. Specialists at one of only two clinics within the Department of Defense are using innovative techniques to restore the facial features of wounded warriors.
  • Examining Tablet Computer Craze
    This week, Apple unveils the next generation of its iPad. The touch screen computer has come to dominate the tablet market. But this year, companies like HP, Samsung and Motorola are striking back with rival machines. Host Michele Norris talks with Donald Bell, senior editor CNET.com, about the tablet industry.
  • High-Tech Rearview Mirror Can Curb Blind Spots
    Nearly 300 people die each year when hit by vehicles that are backing up. A Michigan company has designed a rearview mirror with an embedded video display. The device helps drivers see people or objects in their blind spots using a tiny camera mounted to the back of the car.
  • Another Bailout Looms, But This Time It's For Kabul
    Afghanistan's Kabul Bank needs a bailout that may top $900 million because of bad loans made to friends and relatives of high-ranking Afghan government officials. Of course, with little revenue of its own, an Afghan government bank bailout would mean more money from the United States.
  • NY Magazine Editor Talks About His Piece On Madoff
    In the latest New York Magazine, contributing editor Steve Fishman has a lengthy article based on several interviews Bernard Madoff conducted from prison. Madoff, who is serving 150 years behind bars for a Ponzi scheme, told Fishman that he had been mischaracterized. Melissa Block speaks with Steve Fishman about his chats with Madoff.
  • What A Coin Toss Has To Do With The Housing Market
    A simple experiment helps explain why there's still a glut of houses for sale, five years after the housing bubble popped.
  • Massey Security Chief Indicted In Mine Disaster Probe
    Federal agents arrested Hughie Elbert Stover, a Massey security official, on charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements.
  • Ella Jenkins: Still Making Friends
    With a career that has spanned generations, Jenkins, 86, still loves performing for kids. The legendary singer-songwriter talks about the blues, her early life in Chicago and the children she sings to.

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