Playlist: Parking spots and a wasted crisis

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Congressional Budget Office crunched some numbers and gave us a dose of reality on how much we're really saving in federal budget cuts. Speaking of the budget, how much dough is foreign aid accounting for? We talk with Egypt's minister of planning and international cooperation to see what kind of assistance her country is seeking.

We also talked with law and economics professor William Black about whether the 2008 financial crisis was a crisis wasted. And in your waste bin, did you throw out some apples? Apple juice is joining commodities trading. For the record, I like both OJ and apple juice.

In international news, is entrepreneurship the answer for Japan to recover from its devastating earthquake? And back at here in the U.S., cities are looking to cash in on parking spots.

Finally, we've got a commentary on the NFL lockout and a final note about sad news for Susan Lucci.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Dam Funk - Hood Pass IntactBuy
  • Deerhoof - Super Duper Rescue Heads!Buy
  • Jonathan Richman - Egyptian ReggaeBuy
  • Cassie ft. Lil Wayne - Official GirlBuy
  • El Remolon - MujeresBuy

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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