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Thu June 16, 2011
Middle East

Syria's Assad Family Instills Legacy Of Fear

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered the military to crack down on a rebellious town in the north. In 1982, President Hafez al-Assad, Bashar's father, ordered a military operation that killed at least 30,000 people. Joshua Landis, who writes the blog "Syria Comment," talks to Renee Montagne about the Assad family's legacy.


Thu June 16, 2011
Business Report

Colorado Moves Ahead on Health Insurance Exchange

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill earlier this month that sets the stage for the creation of Colorado’s own health insurance exchange.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about the importance to residents and businesses.

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Thu June 16, 2011

U.S. Companies Target Chinese Consumers

As China continues to make inroads in markets around the world, many U.S. companies are trying to reach Chinese consumers. In our continuing series on China, Renee Montagne talks to James McGregor with business lobbying firm Apco Worldwide about what U.S. businesses need to do to be successful in China.


Thu June 16, 2011

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.


Thu June 16, 2011
NPR Story

White House Stands By U.S. Military Mission In Libya

The administration sent a report to Capitol Hill on Wednesday addressing Congressional concerns about whether President Obama is in compliance with the War Powers Act. NPR's Mara Liasson reports the Libya debate is exposing some unusual shifts on foreign policy among Republicans.