Marketplace for May 31, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for May 31, 2011

Freakonomics: The legality of online poker

Debating the legality and morality of online poker. Does it pass the "daughter test"? And does the government play a personal role in the decision of whether to outlaw it?
Posted In: Crime

U.S. home prices: Watch out below

U.S. home prices fell 5 percent annually in the first quarter, erasing gains after the recession and putting more pressure on homeowners and the economy.
Posted In: Housing

Airline fees soar

They're up $22 billion in the last year. And climbing.
Posted In: Airlines

Germany to shutter all nuclear reactors by 2022

Germany will move towards renewable energy faster than it originally planned. Japan made a similar decision last week.

Day Two: Signs of change in China

A lot has changed since Marketplace visited China for a special two-week broadcast in 2006. Host Kai Ryssdal offers some observations from his visit this time around.
Posted In: China

Home is the best stadium

The NBA Finals begin tonight in Miami. And fans are learning the best way to watch sports could be from their own living rooms.

Some lawmakers target Pell Grants for cuts

The government pays out billions in Pell Grants each year. But critics say there are cases of fraud where students don't use the money for education.
Posted In: Education

Excerpt: It's summer in China, kind of

Kai Ryssdal and team check in from China with an audio excerpt from day one of their two-week reporting trip. The topic: Weather.
Posted In: China

Wall Street's era of greed and deceit

Jeff Madrick, author of <em>Age of Greed</em>, talks about Wall Street and the financial collapse, and the major players involved.
Posted In: Wall Street

Day One: Remembering and revisiting China

This week, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and a small team return to China -- retracing the steps they took nearly five years ago on a similar trip -- to see what has changed.
Posted In: China

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Cissy Strut
The Meters
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Baghdad Sun
Apollo Brown