Marketplace AM for May 6, 2005
Are folks really interested in watching the ponies at the Kentucky Derby, or do they just want to pony up to the winnings? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad about what really keeps the sport of kings running.
Film fans rejoice this weekend -- the annual Cannes film festival will open once more. Variety's Michael Speier joins host Lisa Napoli to explain why the decades-old event is also an important one for the film industry.
The Defense Department requires that military supplies be made in the U.S. That can be a big challenge for producers of some products who've shipped their manufacturing operations overseas. Reporter Jordana Gustafson has a story of what one company did, reawakening one small town's former economy in the process.