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VIDEO: Gushing and budget crushing

Bill Radke does the Marketplace Minute.

I hope BP will
have the skill
to use "top kill"
to stop the spill
that fills
the gills
and kills
the krill...
still,
on Capitol Hill,
the thrill
of the drill
is nil.

And as predicted,
new drilling's restricted.
The drug is expensive and we're addicted.

Euro debt has yet to vanish --
first the Greeks and now the Spanish.
And Berlusconi lamented a little. He
said that the markets are governing Italy.

Continental hasn't decided
If it's going to Fly United.

Reviews are out for Sex and the City
Critics agree the film is "underwhelming."

The biggest tech firm the world has got
used to be Microsoft. Now it is not.
Apple's surpassed
It. But Google's amassed
the unsurpassed
vast-
ness
to blast
right past it.

Who knows who the Google-killer will be
But you'll hear it at Marketplace.org.

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BILL I HAVE NO NEED FOR COFFEE, YOU ARE MY MORNING CAFFEINE. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOU EVERY FRIDAY MORNING I GET MORE INFORMED WITH THE MARKET PLACE MINUTE THEN I DO WATCHING THE NEWS 5 DAYS A WEEK AND BY THE WAY HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR RHYMES I LOVE IT !

Bill Radke's Marketplace Minute is a poetic jewel. I listen to NPR many hours of every day, and Bill Radke's poems always stand out. They're witty, insightful, inventive, smart, and timely. Indeed, I go out of my way to be listening at the proper time on Friday mornings, even when I'm traveling for business, as I was today, just to make sure I get my weekly dose of Radke. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these, Bill, and for making every one so much fun to listen to. You help me marvel at how art can sweep the woes of the world away - and leave me in better spirits for far longer than a single minute.

Clever, clever, Alligator. Keep 'em coming!

Just love the one minute - look forward to it every week. Thanks Bill

Whenever I'm listening the MM I go .. I read about that story, that too and I missed that, etc. Like a check list of notable news telling me what I remembered or might have missed. It's informing, fun and different.

I look forward to this EVERY WEEK. I'm donating right now solely because of these poems.

I just want to say that I love this segment. I look forward to the Marketplace Minute with BR every week. It never fails to be clever, sharp, and tack-sharp. I am in awe of whoever writes this (Bill R?) because it is so expertly executed and always exactly a minute! I just love it. Thank you Marketplace!!

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