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."
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, debt ceiling
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: comedy, Chicago
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: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility