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Sat April 23, 2011
Economy

What's Driving Gas Prices, From An Energy Insider

The average price for regular gas is now well above $4 a gallon in seven states, and some analysts say we could reach $6 a gallon in some parts of the country as the summer driving season approaches. Host Scott Simon talks with John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of the non-profit group Citizens for Affordable Energy and former CEO of Shell Oil, about viable energy policy.

8:00am

Sat April 23, 2011

8:00am

Sat April 23, 2011
Business

Volkswagen Puts U.S. Plans In Overdrive

The newly designed Volkswagen Beetle is the darling of this week's New York International Auto Show. The sleek, more masculine Beetle is not just a new version of an old car; it's part of a new strategy.

Germany-based Volkswagen has a long history in the U.S. market — 55 years to be exact. Most of us have a connection to VW cars; remember Herbie?

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8:00am

Sat April 23, 2011
Europe

Priceless Details Of The Royal Wedding

Just when you think you've heard about as much as you could possibly want about the royal wedding, our friend A.J. Jacobs comes along. Jacobs is Esquire Magazine's editor at large, and he joins host Scott Simon to share some little-known nuggets of royal wedding history.

8:00am

Sat April 23, 2011
Around the Nation

Life Lessons? For These Kids, It's Like Riding A Bike

An innovative program in Kalamazoo, Mich., is giving children from under-served communities a chance to do something that so many other children take for granted: riding a bicycle. Kyle Norris of Michigan Radio reports.

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