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Rundown for March 9, 2012
9:36 AM EST 6 Comments

Retired General: U.S. Abandoned Iranian Dissidents Held In Iraq

Thousands of Iranians bent on overthrowing the current Iranian regime are being held in Camp Ashraf near Baghdad. A retired Army General says the U.S. had promised to protect them. But since Iraqis assumed control of the camp, dozens have been killed and hundreds wounded.

10:06 AM EST Comment

Carolina Chocolate Drops Champion African American String Music

“There’s a lot of history of black string bands and African American people playing this type of music, which is generally considered white music,” the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Dom Flemons said. Hear a song off their new album and watch a video.

10:39 AM EST 4 Comments

Getting Paraplegics Back On Their Feet

Ekso Bionics, a company in Berkeley California, is developing a powered exoskeleton that can help paraplegics stand and walk. Tamara Mena is one of the test pilots of the device, she has been in a wheelchair ever since being in a car accident six years ago.

11:06 AM EST Comment

Japan Prepares To Mark Solemn Anniversary

One year after the massive earthquake and tsunami, more than three thousand people remain missing. The search for them continues. Nearly 16,000 are now confirmed to have died.

11:38 AM EST Comment

Report Shows Job Growth, Steady Unemployment Rate

The Labor Department reported a third straight month of job growth over 200,000 jobs in February, exceeding economists’ expectations.

12:33 PM EST 3 Comments

Listener Letters: Baptizing The Dead And Corrections

We make some corrections, and hear from Mormons on our story about their church baptizing dead people of other faiths.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.