Marketplace for Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Episode Description 

Meetup, tweetup, post, comment, sell!

If you think you're having social media management issues, consider the plight of big companies. They're trying to stay connected to customers whose main mode of communication is social networking. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Americans, taxes and Wagner's Law

Although taxes have not been rising, Americans have continued to desire more government services. The New York Times's David Leonhardt discusses this phenomenon with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Taxes

How fast food became the school lunch

Sociologist Janet Poppendieck spent some time trying to make sense of how school meals are prepared and served. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book on school nutrition programs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Food, Health

School cost cuts lead to more garbage

Hard plastic lunch trays are largely a thing of the past in school cafeterias, because disposable trays that don't need washing are cheaper. But what about the environmental impact? Linda Lutton reports.
Posted In: Education, Food

Can Obama dispel clouds of trade war?

Sniping between Washington and Beijing over China's currency policy is continuing, with the Chinese claiming they've become a scapegoat for America's trade problems. But commentator David Frum says it's about time the U.S. said something.

Education plan to target worst schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to Capitol Hill to talk about overhauling America's schools and increasing federal spending on them by $4 billion. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education

Study finds this recovery is jobless

Fewer jobs are being created in the recovery from the latest recession compared to the last three recessions, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Music from this show

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Shopper's Paradise
Carter U.S.M.
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
New York City Boy
Pet Shop Boys
Play Tough
The Apples In Stereo
Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe)
Quincy Jones

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