February 12, 2013

Coming up on this evening's broadcast: Is Chicago's housing policy the cause of tension and violence? Plus, a look at the economics of wrestling (now that the sport has been removed from the Olympics) and a reality check on President Obama's State of the Union address tonight.

One word we can expect the president to utter tonight -- 'jobs'. Perhaps every successful politician promises employment. But looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from? Head over to Marketplace.org during tonight's address, where host Kai Ryssdal will be live tweeting during the speech, you can see an annotated guide about what is being discussed, and play Bingo based on key phrases and words the president might say.

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During the bubble, many snapped up properties in neighborhoods they thought were going to become more affluent. But instead of moving up, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood has been spiraling down.

Perhaps every successful politician promises employment. But looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?

Today marks four years to the day since the last fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. In addition, the New York Times points out that last year was the safest for global air travel since 1945.

And finally, And finally, back by popular demand, a Valentines Day invitation from New York City's Environmental Protection Department: Come tour the sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn. Last year's lovers got to take in a foul odor from the plant's digester egg which breaks down waste into sludge and gas.

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