3:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
Business

What Can We Learn From Business Failures?

Guy Raz talks to Chunka Mui, who co-wrote Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years, about the successes and failures of companies that present to the public a product that changes from what people are used to. Netflix has withdrawn a plan to mail DVDs to people under a new name. Coke tried to market New Coke. What will the public accept? What won't they? And how do you know it's time to reverse course?

3:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
National Security

Virus Infects Drone Network

A few weeks ago, at Creech Air Force base in Nevada, computer security experts came upon a virus in their network. The virus was recording every keystroke made by Air Force pilots who remotely operate Predator and Reaper drones that fly over war zones. And so far, they can't seem to wipe the virus from the system. Guy Raz talks to Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at Wired magazine, who first reported the story.

3:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
World

French, Germans Show Different Attitudes To Crisis

A funny thing about bailouts in Europe: The Germans appear to be worried sick about them, because they'll have to pay. But the French don't seem too concerned, even though they'll be paying too — and they can't afford it.

3:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
World

Egyptian Christians Hold Funeral For Victims Of Clash

Christians protest outside St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, a day after 25 people, mostly Christians, died in clashes with Egyptian security forces.

Mahmud Hams AFP/Getty Images

Ormany Makary's coffin teetered precariously as throngs of mourners carried the 25-year-old truck driver's body to the front of Abbasiya Cathedral, chanting "Raise up your head, you are Copts!"

But his fiancee, Saafa Gaber, couldn't.

Makary was among the 25 people killed in a night of clashes between mostly Coptic Christian protesters and Egyptian soldiers.

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3:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
NPR Story

Before Launch, Netflix Scraps Qwikster

Netflix announced Monday it is reversing its highly controversial move to create two separate companies, one for its streaming service and another for mailing DVDs. The company now says customers will be able to keep just one account and one password.

2:17pm

Mon October 10, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Firm Finds Shipwreck Thought To Hold Tons Of Silver

This image captured by a remote submersible shows a steel skylight on the SS Mantola's deck, above the ship's engine room. The wreck sits under 8,000 feet of water.

Odyssey Marine Exploration

More than 94 years after being sunk by a torpedo, a ship carrying tens of thousands of pounds of silver has been located by a marine salvage company. Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. says it has found the SS Mantola, which came under attack by a German ship in 1917, as it sailed from London to Calcutta.

The wreck was found at a depth of around 8,000 feet, near the coast of Ireland. The ship's cargo was insured for 110,000 British pounds — a figure that has been used to deduce that the cargo contained nearly 19 tons of silver bars.

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2:08pm

Mon October 10, 2011
NPR Story

'The Beautiful And The Damned' Of Globalized India

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 10:27 am

An Indian girl with her face painted begs on the outskirts of New Delhi. Despite India's rapid economic growth, poverty and begging are still common.

Sajjad Hussain AFP/Getty Images

Years after leaving his small village in northern India, journalist Siddhartha Deb set out to explore the true impact of globalization on his homeland by working undercover in an Indian call center.

That experience paved the way for The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, a book in which Deb follows the lives of a rural farmer, an ambitious hotel worker and an affluent movie producer to expose the dark side of Indian prosperity.

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1:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
The Impact of War

Soldiers Say It's Hard To Return To Civilian Life

It's a rare time in U.S. military history: During the longest period of sustained warfare, members of the military make up just one-half of 1 percent of the U.S. population. With fewer people sharing the burden, many veterans are having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life.

1:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
Around the Nation

Should Food Stamps Buy Fast Food?

The number of Americans relying on food stamps has jumped 70 percent since 2007. As more people join the program, there's a growing debate over whether or not recipients should be able to use food stamps at fast food restaurants.

1:00pm

Mon October 10, 2011
Opinion

Op-Ed: Obama 'Devastating' For Civil Liberties

Jonathan Turley argues in a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that "the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties." He says President Obama has continued many of the most controversial Bush administration programs.

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