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NPR Coverage Of President Obama's Statement On Spending Cuts

This afternoon, President Obama will make a statement in the White House briefing room about the nation's finances. The administration and Congress face a March 1 deadline for mandated cuts in spending. The White House says the President will make some proposals on spending cuts.

Jennifer Ludden will be hosting live both before and after the event. She'll be joined by Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving, White House Correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional Correspondent, Tamara Keith.


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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age

Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.
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A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.