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The United States is laying out its case for action against Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians in that country. Guest host Judy Muller explores the case and the reaction. Also, more and more Americans are choosing to live alone. Why? What does it mean for our communities?

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Anna Scott
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Living Alone in America 27 MIN, 32 SEC

A new report from the US Census Bureau says the number of Americans living alone now stands at 27 percent of the population. That’s a dramatic increase from the 70’s, when the figure was only 17 percent. Living alone used to have a negative connotation, but that image is rapidly eroding.

Guests:
Jonathan Vespa, US Census Bureau (@uscensusbureau)
Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University
Bella DePaulo, University of California, Santa Barbara
Patricia Greenfield, University of California, Los Angeles

Singled Out

Bella DePaulo

Making News John Kerry Makes Case for Punishing Syria 23 MIN, 35 SEC

Secretary of State John Kerry today laid out the evidence linking Syria's Assad Regime to a chemical weapons attack on civilians and the case for US action against Syria. In a forceful speech at the State Department this morning, Kerry said, "So the primary question is really no longer: What do we know? The question is: What are we – we collectively – what are we in the world going to do about it?" What will the US do next? We listen to that argument and the reaction. 

 

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