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Under The 'Nuclear Shadow' Of Colorado's Rocky Flats

Kristen Iversen spent her childhood in the 1960s in Colorado near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields that now appear to have been contaminated with plutonium. In Full Body Burden, she investigates the environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination around her childhood home.
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And You Thought You Had Good Attendance

Jalyn Brown is a graduating honors student and a varsity basketball player at Riverhead High School in Long Island, New York. She's looking forward to a well-deserved chance to sleep in after a 13-year streak of perfect attendance. Brown tells host Michel Martin about what pushed her to get to school every morning.
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Dropping Out With Debt

Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
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Trouble Finding Jobs? It Might Be The Software

Many job hunters are downright frustrated. But one expert says it's not you, it's the employers and a flawed electronic application process that may be preventing qualified people from finding work. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania's Peter Capelli. He's the author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs.
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Why More Men Are Choosing 'Pink Collar Jobs'

More men are entering fields that have been dominated by women. From 2000 to 2010, fields with a vast majority of women accounted for nearly a third of job growth for men, according to The New York Times. Host Michel Martin takes a look at the findings with research analyst Mary Gatta and hears from three men making headway in these fields.
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Alcatraz Escapees Didn't Return 50 Years Later? Says Who?

No one saw them Monday — the 50th anniversary of the trio's escape. But that doesn't necessarily mean they weren't there. Would you like to believe they were?

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