In 2009, David Greene took a road trip across the country to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office, and tried to get a sense of how people were faring in the recession. Today, he talks again with Army Specialist Jeff Taylor. In 2009, Taylor re-enlisted and went back to Iraq because his family couldn't afford for him not to return. But now Taylor and his wife are facing a new level of economic difficulty.
Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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