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3:39pm

Mon November 7, 2011
NPR Story

Why Is Food Stamp Usage Rising So Fast?

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 6:04 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The number of Americans who use food stamps is now close to 46 million, that's 15 percent of the population. The program is formally known as SNAP these days, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. And the number of people who depend on it to buy groceries has grown substantially, even since the recession was officially declared over, back in June of 2009.

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1:13pm

Mon November 7, 2011
Colorado Veterans

President Obama Pushes Help for Unemployed Veterans

In addition to his package of tax credits for businesses that hire veterans, President Obama this week is promoting a new program that allows veterans to receive personalized case management and career center counseling. 

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1:00pm

Mon November 7, 2011
NPR Story

Michael Jackson's Personal Physician Found Guilty

Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates about Monday's verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Michael Jackson's personal physician was found guilty.

1:00pm

Mon November 7, 2011
NPR Story

Report: Wealth Gap Widens Between Old And Young

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 6:04 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Guy Raz.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. We've been hearing a lot lately about the gap between rich and poor in this country. Well, now a new angle on that gap between young and old. Research out today finds that older Americans are significantly better off than seniors a generation ago, but young adults have fallen dramatically behind.

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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1:00pm

Mon November 7, 2011
NPR Story

A Look At The Reported Growth In Wall Street Profits

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 6:04 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

Now, if anyone is doing well in this time of economic uncertainty, it is fair to say it is the banks. Wall Street firms earned more in the first two and a half years of the Obama administration than they did during the entire presidency of George W. Bush. That's according to a story today in the Washington Post by reporter Zach Goldfarb and he joins us now. Welcome to the program, Zach.

ZACHARY GOLDFARB: Nice to be here.

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