Posted by Ryan Faughnder

For Marketplace, Tue., Aug. 2, 2011

Ten days after the Eurozone came up with another package to help Greece out of its debt crisis, the whole deal appears to be unraveling as economic difficulty spreads to Italy and Spain, Stephen Beard reports. And just when the U.S. has forged a deal to avoid defaulting on its own debt. We ask the question, what's next for the U.S. debt debate? Sarah Gardner looks into the effects of shutting down coal plants in local communities. We continue our Art of Money series with an interview with author, poet and social critic Wayne Koestenbaum on the humiliation that accompanies money issues. Spending on pet meds rises as personal spending dips. Biomedical engineer Nina Tandon offers her summer reading pick, Carl Schoonover's book Portraits of the Mind. And what does your web browser say about your IQ?

Here are the songs we played:

  • Be Easy - Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsBuy
  • Stranger - Dr. DogBuy
  • We Are - AnwarriorBuy
  • Get Better John - Mux MoolBuy
  • As The World Turns - OddiseeBuy