Marketplace for Friday, January 18, 2013

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Marketplace broadcasts live from the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, following the theme "How to make it in America."

Can you still make it in America?

Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
Posted In: Chicago, American dream

Building great schools: How to make it in America

High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.
Posted In: Education, Chicago

Debt ceiling delay: GOP proposes three-month window

In a proposal floated today that comes from their weekend policy retreat in Virginia, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed raising the debt ceiling for three months. In essence, 'kicking the can down the road' one more time.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, debt ceiling

How do you make it as a comedian?

Chicago is a comedy capital, of sorts. Some of "Saturday Night Live"'s most famous comedians started in Chicago, many at the famed Second City comedy club. Sean Flannery is one comedian 'making it' in America; his show "Never Been To Paris" continues to sell out.
Posted In: comedy, Chicago

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American

Music from this show

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If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
Nas
Out Of My Head (Feat. Trey Songz)
Lupe Fiasco
Everything To Everyone
Everclear
Is It Because I'm Black (Extended Single)
Syl Johnson