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Power Breakfast For January 22, 2010

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Time to "check in" back home - with little time to spare..

House members have mostly fled Washington to return to their home districts for the weekend. And word is the House is likely to have a lot of shorter weeks on the Hill. Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen says it's because the House has passed a slew of legislation, and now it's waiting for the Senate to act.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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