Marketplace for Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Episode Description 

French cuisine's not what it used to be

Bad economic policies and complacency have led to a deterioration of French cuisine, says Michael Steinberger, author of a new book, "Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Food

Are inflation worries justified?

Recessions can often lead to a risk of deflation, when declining consumer demand forces prices down. But lately, analysts have been worrying about the opposite -- inflation. Even hyperinflation. Amy Scott reports.

Larger crisis calls for new solutions

To turn the economy around, the Obama administration is employing many strategies used in financial crises of the past. But commentator K.C. Cole says the size of the current crisis calls for a "qualitatively different solution."

How much longer for the war on drugs?

Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Since then, an estimated $500 billion has been spent on the battle. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ben Wallace-Wells of Rolling Stone magazine about whether the U.S. should continue its strategy.
Posted In: Crime

2-year colleges struggle with demand

President Obama wants to increase the number of students completing degrees at community colleges. But many of the 2-year schools are under stress from increasing demands and decreasing budgets due to the recession. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Education

Not all is new at revamped GM

General Motors is touting a new and restructured company. But in an effort to strengthen its business, it's bringing back key parts of its past. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Why (and how) Goldman Sachs profited

Goldman Sachs had a hand in creating the financial crisis, but now the company is reporting a $3.3 billion profit for the last quarter. Seems there's money to be made in repairing the damage. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing

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I Believe In You
Cat Power
In A Big Country
Big Country
Pastime Paradise/Friends and Strangers/Human Nature Pt.II
Youngblood Brass Band