Unemployment: How Long Can This Go On?

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With Fed Chief Ben Bernanke warning about the dangers of long-term unemployment, 13 Senate Republicans joined Democrats to support a jobs bill worth $35 billion. How does it look to small business and unemployed people themselves? Should the government spend even more to create jobs or get out of the way of the private sector? Also, New York's troubled politics, and this year’s Vancouver Winter Olympics are the first be declared “carbon neutral.” But in planning for Sochi four years from now, Russia is not “going Green.”

Banner image: Federal Reserve Chief Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on February 25, 2010


Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner