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Power Breakfast For February 16, 2010

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In a world where big problems demand big ideas, today's kind of a big day.

Today, from hundreds of aspiring engineers nationwide, a winner will be crowned in this year's "Future City Competition." Teams have spent months pondering solutions to the challenge of building temporary housing in a crisis - according to Bill Knight of National Engineers Week, people have the same needs whether they've lost their homes in a natural disaster, or in an economic meltdown:

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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