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2:00am

Mon November 21, 2011
Europe

'Boring' Rajoy Picked To Save Spain From Default

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 4:50 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Spain is the latest country to change its government over Europe's economic crisis. In a parliamentary election yesterday, Spaniards voted overwhelmingly to toss out the socialists who have ruled for almost eight years. They brought in Mariano Rajoy, leader of the conservative Popular Party.

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2:00am

Mon November 21, 2011
Business

You're Probably Using Battelle Technology And Don't Even Know It

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

We take a lot of products and technology for granted, like bar codes, compact discs, even cruise control on cars. These products and hundreds of others would not exist if not for a non-profit whose name few people are familiar with. It's called Battelle Memorial Institute. It's one of the world's largest independent research and development groups. It's based in Central Ohio. Niala Boodhoo of the Midwest reporting project Changing Gears takes us to Columbus to a place where hundreds of companies go for R&D.

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10:09am

Sun November 20, 2011
Politics

State Supreme Court Will Hear Republican’s Appeal on Redistricting

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The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a Republican challenge to new congressional maps in early December. The state must draw new maps every ten years. A Denver District Court picked a Democratic map after the legislature failed to agree on one. Republicans argue that it splits key communities of interest. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks with other state house reporters about the process and ramifications.

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2:37pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Energy

Chu Touts Colorado Solar Industry at Arvada Firm

Energy Secretary Steven Chu toured a thin film solar manufacturing plant in Arvada Friday.
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In Arvada today, the Obama Administration’s top energy official warned that China will continue to dominate the solar panel manufacturing market unless the US better supports the fledgling industry.  Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s visit to Colorado came just one day after he received a grilling on Capitol Hill from House Republicans over the fallout from the Solyndra solar scandal.

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6:00am

Fri November 18, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great music, theatre, ice skating and more along Colorado's Front Range this weekend.

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