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Power Breakfast For April 8, 2010

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Coulda, shoulda, didn't?

On Capitol Hill, it's Day Two in a three-day series of hearings to investigate the roots of the financial crisis. In this round, the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has singled out Citigroup. The erstwhile financial services 'supermarket' managed to have a hand in pretty much every piece of the over-heated financial industry that went so terribly wrong. Yesterday chairman and former California state treasurer Phil Angelides pointed out years' worth of reviews, reports and all manner of red flags.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


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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