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Counting U.S. Poverty: Is The New Way Better?

This month, the Census Bureau introduced a new method to calibrate the U.S. poverty rate. The old formula had been used for nearly half a century. To learn how the two measurements compare, and how the new guidelines might give a more complete picture of national poverty, host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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Crackdown At Occupy Oakland

Police are getting tougher on 'Occupy' demonstrations across the country, working to break up encampments. Police made dozens of arrests on Monday morning in Oakland, Calif. Host Michel Martin learns more from reporters who are covering the Occupy Oakland movement: Martin Kaste of NPR and Bob Butler of KCBS Radio.
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'Scenes Of A Crime' Probes Police Interrogations

The award-winning documentary Scenes of a Crime covers the case of Adrian Thomas, who was convicted of killing his 4-month-old son. Thomas was interrogated for nearly 10 hours at a New York police station. He first claimed innocence but later confessed, then recanted. Host Michel Martin speaks with co-director Grover Babcock.
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Love In A Landfill

Florida husband Brian McGuinn accidentally threw out his wife's $10,000 custom-made diamond engagement ring. He tells host Michel Martin how he waded through a massive pile of garbage to find it.
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Hawaiian Singer Stages One-Man Occupy Protest

The artist Makana was performing for President Obama and leaders of nations bordering the Pacific who were meeting in Honolulu. The singer opened his jacket to reveal an "Occupy with Aloha" T-shirt. And then launched into a protest song. Makana said the song did attract stares. Still, the Obamas appeared too busy with guests to notice.

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