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Rundown for February 25, 2011

Music From The Show

On Friday we heard music from the Lickets, Steve Earle and more.

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Amid Unrest, Questions Arise Over Americans’ Consulting Work In Libya

As opposition leaders close in on Tripoli, American business and consulting firms that work in the country are keeping a close eye developments there. We take a look at one Boston-based firm that Libya hired to improve its image after sanctions were dropped in 2004.

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Libya Unrest Disrupts Oil Production, Sends Tremors Through World Markets

As the fight for control of Libya continues, world markets are fluctuating as they traders to determine how Libya’s political future will affect its oil future. We examine Libya’s oil reserves and how important they are to world oil production.

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Wisconsin State Assembly Votes To Restrict Union Rights, But Showdown Not Over

A bill to strip most collective bargaining rights from public sector unions in Wisconsin is a step closer to passage, after a late night vote to pass Republican Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill.

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‘Gasland’ Up For Oscar, After Uncovering Dangers In Natural Gas Drilling

When Josh Fox was offered $100,000 for the natural gas drilling rights to his property in Pennsylvania, he resisted. Instead, he picked up a camera and traveled the country to find out more about what could happen on his land if he signed on the dotted line. His documentary “Gasland” is now up for an Oscar.

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‘The Social Network’ Soundtrack Gets Oscar Nod… Could It Be The ‘Swarmatron?’

“The Social Network,” is up for a handful of Oscars this weekend. The movie’s Nine Inch Nails soundtrack also got an Oscar nod for the soundtrack, in part thanks to an unusual handmade synthesizer called the Swarmatron. We speak with the Swarmatron’s creators, you can also hear samples of the instrument’s sounds.

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