Marketplace PM for September 19, 2006

Episode Description 

A non-profit drug company — genius

The MacArthur Foundation announced its "genius grants" today. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to winner Victoria Hale, who founded a non-profit drug company that researches drugs for developing nations.
Posted In: Health

Norway puts women in power seats

Under a new Norwegian law, all public corporations there have a year to put women in 40 percent of boardroom seats. Stephen Beard reports on the game of musical boardroom chairs that's ensued.

Economic unrest prompts coup in Thailand

Thailand's military seized control of the country today. Officers said the civilian government was corrupt and running the country into the ground. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to journalists and experts in Thailand.
Posted In: Canada

Budapest riots over political lies

Thousands rioted in the Hungarian capital of Budapest last night after a leaked audio tape revealed its Prime Minister saying he and his party lied about the economy for four years to get reelected. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to reporter Stefan Bos in Budapest.
Posted In: Canada

Fed expected to pass on rate hike

New home construction fell 6% last month — double what was expected. Wholesale prices came in flat. And that may be good news when the Fed meets to discuss interest rates tomorrow. Lisa Napoli looks at the numbers.
Posted In: Economy

Talkin''bout a YouTube revolution

Even the White House is joining the YouTube craze. It said today it's distributing government-produced, anti-drug videos on the site. Commentator and engineer Bill Hammack says these video sites are the start of another high-tech revolution.

Greening up the conference business

Beyond dry bagels, stale air and slide shows, conferences produce a lot of trash. That's gotten some folks working to make the conference business a little more environmentally-friendly. David Welch reports.