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OR-7 is the official designation of the first wolf in the wilds of California in almost 90 years. He crossed over from Oregon a month ago, apparently in search of a mate, but the going has not been easy. An electronic tracking collar has followed him for 1000 miles, but recently he's been staying in the same place, somewhere in Lassen County northeast of Sacramento. We hear more about the lonely struggle of California's lone wolf. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, tax fairness and the presidential campaign. 

Banner image: A trail camera captured the young wolf thought to be OR7 last November in Oregon. Photo by Allen Daniels

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christian Bordal

Main Topic Tax Fairness and the Presidential Campaign 19 MIN, 28 SEC

Mitt Romney's Taxes and the Question of 'Fairness'Is America's tax system fair? President Obama calls progressive taxation "the defining issue of our time," an question of "economic fairness." The Republicans call it "class warfare." Elizabeth Warren, who helped the Consumer Protection Bureau and is now a Democratic candidate for the US Senate, recently spoke out against the tax disparity on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. Should the rich pay a higher tax rate?  Is that a penalty for achieving the American Dream?

Guests:
Jim Tankersley, Washington Post (@jimtankersley)
Frank Newport, Gallup Poll (@gallup)
Roberton 'Bob' Williams, Tax Policy Center
Jacob Hacker, Yale University
Tom Donlan, Barron's (@barronsonline)

A World of Wealth

Thomas G. Donlan

Main Topic The Struggle for Life as a Lone Wolf 12 MIN, 24 SEC

OR-7 is the official designation of the first wolf in the wilds of California in almost 90 years. He crossed over from Oregon a month ago, apparently in search of a mate, but the going has not been easy. An electronic tracking collar has followed him for 1000 miles, but recently he's been staying in the same place, somewhere in Lassen County northeast of Sacramento. We hear more about the reintroduction of an endangered species with the power to help restore its ecosystem, and about the magic of seeing a wolf in the wild.

Guests:
Amaroq Weiss, California Wolf Center
Mark Stopher, California Department of Fish and Game

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