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Science & Technology

What private companies could mean for NASA space exploration

It's been nearly a decade since an astronaut was launched into space from American soil. Wednesday, at Cape Canaveral Florida, the company SpaceX and NASA tried to end that streak on board the Falcon 9 until weather scrapped the launch. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Margaret Weitekamp, head of the space history department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, about the future of US space flight. 

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Arts, Culture & Media

Coptic Christians and Mubarak

South Florida is home to a group of supporters of Egypt's embattled president, Hosni Mubarak. They are Coptic Christians and are supporting President Mubarak with prayer. Jaweed Kaleem of the Miami Herald brings us the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Bathed In Glory

Every Thursday, we present you with three nominees in the running to be BATHED in GLORY. Exercise your rights as a Fair Game listener by choosing one; we'll declare the winner on Friday's show.

Environment

Smart power to the people

The city of Boulder, Colorado has a few smart grid homes already up and running. Host Steve Curwood talks with Kara Mertz, the Local Environmental Action Division Manager for Boulder about her city's smart grid plan.

New route for Cuban exiles

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.

Republicans court Cuban-American votes

Republican presidential candidates head to Florida next week for that state's primary, and they are already working on courting influential voters there Cuban-Americans

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.