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Facebook turns 10 years old today, but while the site is going strong, young people are going elsewhere. Plus, has the intersection of commerce and scientific research gone too far? We also talk with author Chang-rae Lee about his new book depicting a futuristic income gap, and we hear about the intense politics behind the Oscar nominees for foreign film.

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Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Aging Facebook 17 MIN, 1 SEC

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Facebook’s launch. But while the site is still going strong for now, its users are aging. We take a look at the social media sites young people are actually using, and why a lot of adults haven’t heard of them. We’ll also talk about whether these sites are doing enough to keep kids safe from predators.

Guests:
Gideon Lichfield, Editor, Quartz (@glichfield)
Will Oremus, Slate.com (@WillOremus)

Lab Rats: Space Jump Edition 8 MIN, 3 SEC

It’s been over a year since Felix Baumgartner filmed himself jumping out of a balloon 24 miles above the earth. New footage has been released by the camera company that supplied some of his equipment. But is the intersection of commerce and research good for the future of scientific discovery? Plus, we discuss the creationism vs evolution debate that’s expected to draw a million viewers tonight.

Guests:
Phil Plait, Slate.com (@badastronomer )

Chang-Rae Lee: The Future of Rich and Poor? 13 MIN, 12 SEC

Author Chang-Rae Lee's new book, On Such a Full Sea, imagines a world when the rich have totally segregated themselves and everyone else is on their own. Madeleine talks to Lee about how income inequality has crept into his work and whether we're having a cultural moment based on the divide. Lee joins us as part of our Fault Lines series looking at the income divide in LA and beyond.

Guests:
Chang-rae Lee, author, 'On Such a Full Sea'

The Geopolitics of Foreign Film Oscars 9 MIN, 46 SEC

The 86th Academy Awards are March 2nd. 76 countries around the world submitted films for Oscar consideration but, as always, only five films were nominated - and only one will take home the hardware. But while politicking is always part of the whole Oscar process, in the Foreign Language Film category films, things can get political in a much more literal way.

Guests:
Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter

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