Marketplace for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Episode Description 

Let's get serious about public transit

Record gas prices are driving commuters to buses and trains in mass. Commentator Robert Reich says unless we're willing to upgrade our transit systems, those drivers won't find anything on public transit but more frustration.
Posted In: Travel

Airlines eye turboprops to cut costs

Technological improvements and better fuel efficiency are making turboprop aircraft look increasingly desirable to cash-strapped airlines. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel

Cultural training for nurses

7 of the 10 fastest-growing jobs are in health care, but as demographics change, doctors and nurses will need new cultural skills to go along with their medical training. Alyssa Wagner has the story.
Posted In: Health

Bill adds carbon tariff on foreign goods

A climate change bill making its way through Congress would place a tariff on some foreign-made goods. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about the controversial provision.

Monsanto makes the case for GM crops

Monsanto announced plans to create new seeds with higher yields and lower energy and water demands in response to the global food crisis. Sarah Gardner has more.
Posted In: Science

High-end retail hit by downturn

Bad news in the housing market means a bad quarter for the sale of home accessories at Williams-Sonoma and even the summer wedding season may fail to stop the bleeding. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

Global oil demand continues to slow

Oil is down more than $10 from a week ago. John Dimsdale says more and more signs point to a drop in demand, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Posted In: Economy

United cuts jobs, planes

High fuel prices have driven United to cut 1,500 jobs and ground 100 of its planes. Jill Barshay explains the lengths airlines have been forced to go to in order to cut costs.
Posted In: Travel

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Riot on an Empty Street
Let Love in
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Bonfires of Sao Joao
Clarion Call
A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

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