Marketplace for August 29, 2011

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Marketplace for August 29, 2011

Ry Cooder on the protest songs of today

Musician Ry Cooder explores a number of genres on his new album, which was inspired by the current economy and the protest songs of the past.
Posted In: Entertainment

Demand for compostable products grows

But finding a place to toss them where they'll actually break down is difficult.

U.S. military looks to cut its addiction to oil

The need to maintain oil supply lines in combat puts soldiers at risk
Posted In: Oil

Vermont not spared from Hurricane Irene

Business owners in Vermont assess the damage from flash floods caused by Hurricane Irene.
Posted In: Environment

New economic adviser for Obama

President nominates a labor economist, Alan Krueger, for chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisers, as the administration focuses attention on jobs.

Music from this show

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A Candle's Fire
Beirut
Everything Falls Apart
The One Am Radio
The Matador Has Fallen
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
El Corrido De Jesse James
Ry Cooder