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Signs Of Progress On Fiscal Cliff Talks

There are rumors of progress in Washington, DC, in the talks over how to move forward on spending and taxes, but House speaker John Boehner says Republicans have a "Plan B" just in case. We hear the latest on the fiscal cliff talks from Jill Jackson of CBS News.

Also this hour: new research finds that the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC was built with sandstone quarried by slaves. We hear more from Central Washington University professor Mark Auslander. Then, most people are harmed by the physical and emotional effects of stress. We get a little help learning to calm down and feel better.

Plus, KUOW’s youth radio program RadioActive is looking for high-school students for their next session. We'll hear stories from past participants and tell you how to apply. Then, Michael Fagin joins us with this week's recommended hike.