Marketplace for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Episode Description 

Is getting bigger the way to fly?

The merger of Northwest and Delta creates the world's largest airline, and it could prompt more consolidation in commercial aviation. But is bigger necessarily better? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Turning video games into movies

Hollywood sometimes uses video-game ideas for movies. But now gamers are making movies out of the games themselves. It's fun and games only until the lawyers get involved. David Chong reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

A look inside 'Bush's Law'

Eric Lichtblau, author of "Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice," talks with host Kai Ryssdal about the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program and other covert tactics.
Posted In: Books, Crime

Some listeners got it, some didn't

Kai Ryssdal reviews listeners' comments on Sunday alcohol sales, national service programs, and our April Fool's joke that just keeps going.

Textbook costs getting hard to cover

A growing chunk of college costs is the price of textbooks, on which the typical undergraduate spends $900 a year. So a group of college professors is calling for low-priced and free texts online. Congress is getting involved, too. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Education, Retail

Food, fuel costs put businesses in pinch

Inflation on wholesale goods jumped 1.1.% in March, more than double the forecast. So-called "core" prices, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. That core price, though, doesn't mean much to businesses struggling to keep from passing soaring costs onto consumers. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Economy

We need a broader tax base. But how?

Presidential candidates are making their cases for change to the federal tax system. But commentator and economist James Poterba says trying to change the tax code will be tricky, no matter who's in the White House.
Posted In: Taxes

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Matador at Fifteen
Warp 10+3 Remixes
Various Artists, Stereolab, Pram
Who's Next
London Calling
Elevators & Oscillators

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