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Playlist: Obama in India, art in Haiti

Daryl Paranada Nov 5, 2010

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Friday, November 5, 2010

Some international news to start the day. President Obama is visiting India during Diwali holiday festivities. Will Indians feel more forgiving during the Festival of Lights? And in London, Brits are considering slow and fast lanes for pedestrians of Oxford Street.

Here in the U.S., Stacey Vanek-Smith tell us why companies need to borrow, and spend more to help the economy. Mitchell Hartman looks at whether the temp-to-permanent job model will work, and we’ve got a Weekly Wrap of the week’s business news (including how the new Congress might affect our recovery) and Small Talk about stories that didn’t make the headlines: the lawsuit between two rabbits, the color of windmills, and rodent fur as fashion.

And finally, author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, “Create Dangerously,” and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy. By the way, we played a song called “Haiti” today. Check out that and other songs from today’s playlist:

  • Before Tigers (Cfcf Rmx) — HealthBuy
  • Platform — Shugo TokumaruBuy
  • Nothing To See — Four Tet & MalaBuy
  • Raga Megh Malhar — Charanjit SinghBuy
  • Haiti — John ZornBuy

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