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Up Front, for October 31, 2013 - 7:00am

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Up Front - 10/31/2013

Arjun Makhijani joins us to discuss Japan's plans to start removing 1500 fuel rods from Fukushima Unit 4, and the risks that work entails.

Charlie Eaton on the growing chunk of higher education spending that's going straight to Wall Street.

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on his ballot initiative to reform public pensions in California -- and Dave Low of the California School Employees Association makes the case against it. 

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Thank you for the interview

Thank you for the interview with Arjun Makhijani.

It was posted on ENENEWS (dot) com, which has been covering Japan's nuclear crisis daily.

If Fukushima Unit 4 goes

If Fukushima Unit 4 goes critical during the unloading, California won't have to worry about how much retired old people are loading the tax bureaucrats. The West Coast will slowly, but surely, self-depopulate. Sometimes I'm glad I live on the other side of the planet....

"Tuitition has barely budged

"Tuitition has barely budged at the community colleges." Damn, Brian, why not connect the mouth organ to the brain organ?
"It's an 80% increase on an extremely low baseline." Who are you to say what's low? Sometimes I think you ought to just go work for NPR, since that's what you seem to want.

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