Marketplace for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Sowing seeds that will take the heat

As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Listeners comment on our shows

Tess Vigeland reviews listeners' comments about a recent car review, an interview touching on the American Dream, Europe's social safety nets, and how we saved a San Diego man money on his car rental.

If you run the numbers, it's a good time

Commentator and economist Justin Wolfers says he's analyzed the costs of his running hobby and, for him, it makes complete economic sense.

Teaching kids to think as well as earn

Mike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, talks with host Tess Vigeland about why he thinks America's schools need a different approach to teaching and learning.
Posted In: Education

State asks parents to save college fund

Pennsylvania plans to raise the price of pre-paid tuition at state colleges because the fund parents have been paying into is running a $233 million deficit. Parents will pay today's tuition rates plus up to 8% more. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Education

Filling in the gaps of deficit projections

The 10-year projections of the federal deficit by the Congressional Budget Office and the White House's Office of Management and Budget differ by $2 trillion. Economics and law professor Alan Auerbach explains why they're so far apart.

Forecasts predict deficits in the trillions

The Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget expect the federal government to add between $7 trillion and $9 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. How accurate can a 10-year projection be? John Dimsdale reports.

Obama wants Bernanke back for more

President Obama announced today he wants Ben Bernanke to stick around for another term as Fed chairman. Another term of steering the U.S. economy out of recession, dodging inflation, dealing with critics.... Amy Scott reports.

Music from this show

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Godless (The Dandy Warhols vs. Massive Attack - REMIXES) - 4 track EP
Already Elsewhere
The Six Parts Seven
The Sporting Life
The Decemberists
Drive Blind (Album Version)
Ride
The Garden/Storm [Vinyl]

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