Marketplace for March 9, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for March 9, 2011

How will NPR CEO's departure impact funding for public broadcasting?

City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller will affect the political issue of funding for public broadcasting.

Letters: Islamic law, J Henry Fair and Twitter

Kai Ryssdal goes over listener responses to past stories. This week: the economic problems in the Middle East, the photography of J Henry Fair and the etiquette of Twitter.

Guinea Pig Nation: Russia's booming business in clinical trials

Pharmaceutical companies are flocking to the country to test their drugs. Participants are plentiful and trials move more quickly than in the West.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Procter & Gamble's Febreze has smell of success

The air freshener will pass the $1 billion sales mark this week, while the rest of the industry continues to see sales decline.

Maine gets health care law waiver

The state of Maine will not have to adhere to the law's Medical Loss Ratio, which requires insurers to spend 80 percent of premiums on actual care. The state argued the law would destabilize its health insurance market. The waiver could open the door to other states looking for a pass.
Posted In: Health

Reich: Avoiding a shutdown

Congress has until March 18th to resolve the federal budget -- or the federal government will shutdown. Both sides have already passed one stop gap measure. So what's next?

Texas colleges face deep cuts and elimination

Faced with a massive budget shortfall, Texan lawmakers target four rural, community colleges -- sometimes, the only higher education available for hundreds of miles.
Posted In: Education

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The Kids Don't Stand A Chance
Vampire Weekend
Sons And Daughters
I'll Be Around (Instrumental)
Legal Man
Belle And Sebastian