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Deal Might Be The Key To Save Detroit

The city's leaders agreed to a compromise with state officials this week, that may save Detroit from bankruptcy. But Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley tells host Michel Martin that a lot more work needs to be done to save the struggling city. They're also joined by NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Cutting Back on Unnecessary Medical Tests and Procedures

A number of medical and consumer groups make the case less is better: a new effort to encourage doctors and hospitals to cut back on routine medical tests.

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Debate Over How to Teach Evolution and Climate Change

Tennessee's legislature approved a bill that allows teachers to challenge theories of evolution and global warming. An update on the debate over science education.

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Analysis: Virginia Budget Deal Prevents Shutdown, Maryland's Income Tax Debate

Virginia lawmakers have agreed on an $85 billion budget plan, but that's not enough to help fund the Dulles Rail Project.


New York City's Mayor Is A Geek At Heart

Did you know Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an engineering degree and built a ham radio as a child? The mayor talks about his passion for science and how it shapes the way he thinks. He also discusses plans for an applied sciences campus in New York and potential spin-offs from the project.

Obama Is The Best And The Worst President. Discuss

Could it be that President Obama is at once the best and the worst president? Is it perhaps possible that because the world is such a complicated mass of contradictions, we — as a nation — are forced to balance two completely opposing notions of a president at once?

Ahead Of Pa. Primary, Romney Focuses On The Fall

Mitt Romney has been campaigning in former Sen. Rick Santorum's home state, but says he's trying to win fans for the general election, not for the state's April 24 primary. "I think people expect the senator to win his home state. But I hope to pick up a lot of delegates," Romney said.

Budget Proposals Have Different Government Vision

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about how the Republican budget by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan compares with President Obama's proposal. The plans show differences on spending, taxes and dealing with the government.

The Most (And Least) Lucrative Committees In Congress

See which committees do the most (and which do the least) to help lawmakers raise money for re-election.