A few years ago, the International Olympics Committee knocked softball off the list of 2012 sports, though its popularity has been growing since 1996, its first Games. For girls around the world, the Olympics will forever be a dream.
One can hardly turn on a screen in the United States without seeing Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. But, in China, coverage of the record-setting team is slim. On the other hand, Chinese coverage of judo and badminton -- even American badminton -- dwarf the American equivalent.
Guests: Karla Raettig, Legislative Representative for Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation, and Kaush Arha, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
China is tightly managing every aspect of the Olympics, even trying to control the weather. They're using cloud-seeding techniques, both to create rain to reduce smog and to steer rain away from outdoor events. The Takeaway takes a closer look at the often colorful efforts to control the weather.
Agriculture is a $31-billion industry in California -- no state is bigger for farming. But with California in a drought, state-enforced water rationing is forcing farmers to abandon fields and lay off workers.
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