Marketplace Money for September 20-21, 2008

Episode Description 

Understanding the woes on Wall Street

Host Tess Vigeland gets a final perspective on the week on Wall Street, this time from Marketplace's senior business correspondent and market guru Bob Moon.
Posted In: Wall Street

Putting the week in perspective

Host Tess Vigeland asks John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, for his take on all the week's dramatic financial news.
Posted In: Wall Street

Political donations in the PAC age

When you make a political donation, where does the money really go? Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Steve Henn.

The brokers are in

You might imagine that phone lines at stock brokerages are especially busy this week. We ask two brokers what their clients are worried about.
Posted In: Wall Street

Day in the Work Life: Costume designer

There's more than fashion sense involved in making actors look their best on the screen, as we learn from costume designer Alexandra Welker on this week's "A Day in the Work Life."

Now showing: Your home

Who owns all those houses you see in movies and TV shows? People just like you, mostly. Eve Troeh explains how to make your own house a star.
Posted In: Entertainment, Housing

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland help listeners navigate the murky waters surrounding AIG, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and other ailing financial firms.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Money markets break the buck

Money market mutual funds looked to be losing their "good as cash" reputation, so the government stepped in to protect investors. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Amy Scott if the move is enough.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Straight Story: Making it personal

Which of this week's big stories will have an impact on you? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on how the current financial crisis translates from Wall Street to Main Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Ridin the Wind
Essential Chet Atkins
Vampire Weekend
Bricolage