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Oil pipelines are laid down every day, but the one called Keystone XL has become a test of President Obama's environmental legacy. What are the possible consequences for climate change and the economy? Will he make a decision before the midterm elections? Could that determine who controls the Senate? Also, Microsoft's new CEO and one of tech's toughest jobs, and Facebook's tenth anniversary. We hear what Mark Zuckerburg has in mind for the future.

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg
Evan George
Jenny Hamel

Facebook Turns Ten Years Old 8 MIN, 35 SEC

Facebook turns 10 years old today — with a value of $135 billion and 1.23 billion users. We hear what they like and don't like about Facebook itself, and what 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg is thinking about the future.

Guests:
Bradley Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek (@BradStone)
Aaron Smith, Pew Research Center (@aaron_w_smith)

Microsoft's New CEO Has One of Tech's Toughest Jobs 7 MIN, 28 SEC

Microsoft has appointed a new CEO who'll try to keep the tech behemoth relevant in a fast-moving world. Satya Nadella was born in Hyderabad, India, but he's been with Microsoft since 1992. Jonathan Krim is technology editor for the Wall Street Journal.

Guests:
Jonathan Krim, Wall Street Journal (@JKrim)

Will Obama Say 'Yes' or 'No' to the Keystone XL Pipeline? 34 MIN, 22 SEC

The Keystone XL Pipeline would bring oil from Canadian tar sands to North Dakota. There, it would connect to an existing pipeline that runs to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Because it would cross an international border, the State Department must file a statement on the environmental impact. That report came down last week, and while it downplays the impact on global warming, it's just uncertain enough to add fuel to both sides. Republicans see a green light for energy independence. Environmentalists warn of climate disaster. Democrats are divided, with the President caught in the middle -- and control of the Senate might be at stake. Where would the pipeline go? Who would be affected along the route? How has it come to symbolize the conflict between global warming and the economy?

Guests:
Steven Mufson, Washington Post (@StevenMufson)
Michael Brune, Sierra Club (@bruneski)
Brigham McCown, National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (@BAMcCown)
Darren Goode, Politico (@DarrenGoode)

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