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Analysis: Consequences Of Looming Budget Cuts

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Alex Bolton, senior staff writer with The Hill newspaper.

There's a lot of talk these days about the so-called "fiscal cliff" approaching at the end of this year. If congress doesn't act, trillion of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that some experts say could have serious economic consequences but several lawmakers are working behind the scenes to try to address a number of looming decisions and one lawmaker from our area Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) of Virginia is heavily involved in those talks. WAMU spoke with The Hill's Alex Bolton about what the fiscal cliff could mean for our area.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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