This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. Tthe proposed budget would distribute spending among projects differently from previous years, with increases for the NIH, programs dealing with renewable energy, and climate change. The Centers for Disease Control would see a small decrease in funding if the proposals are adopted by Congress. Major shifts included the canceling of funding for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, and the termination of NASA's 'Constellation' program, which was to provide a next-generation space vehicle after the retirement of the space shuttle fleet. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science, and the odds of the proposals surviving a trip through Congress.
Produced by Annette Heist, Senior Producer