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Good News, Bad News, No News

Good/Bad/No News: The Green Stimulus, Roland Burris, and Squirrel Eating

John Moe

Angela Kim

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Roland Burris
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Time for our weekly parlor game to gauge the week's news. Our guests this week are Luke Burbank, host of the radio show "Too Beautiful To Live" in Seattle; Stacey Grenrock-Woods, a sex advice columnist for Esquire Magazine; and John Roderick, songwriter and guitarist for The Long Winters.

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On Thursday, Barack Obama announced plans to get the economy back on track. His stimulus package calls for extensive investment in alternative energy in order to create jobs. Expected cost? Over 800 billion dollars. Some Democrats say the tax breaks in it make for trickle down economics all over again, Republicans say it's too expensive.

What kind of news is this plan?

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Roland Burris, the man appointed by impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, showed up on the first day of the new congressional session this week. He presented his credentials to be sworn in as the new senator from Illinois but was turned away when his papers lacked the Illinois Secretary of State's signature. As the week went along, however, it appeared Burris would eventually be seated.

What kind of news was Roland Burris this week?

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Squirrel eating - good news, bad news, or no news?

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