Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

President Obama's State of the Union address will be big news tonight; John Dimsdale reported on what we might expect. One of those issues will likely be education; Kai spoke to Teach for America's Wendy Kopp about what challenges lie ahead in education in this country. Meanwhile, home prices are falling, and eight major cities are hitting new lows. Nuclear power plants are facing a roadblock as natural gas gains popularity thanks to cheaper prices. On the other hand, biofuels may be getting military support, but it might not be enough to fund more research.

IP addresses are running out soon, and the solution -- sharing with your neighbors -- could make the Internet slower. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner looks into the future of food, and the promises of molecular gastronomy. And here are the songs we played:

  • Magic Bus - Duran Duran
  • Take the D Train - Pete RockBuy
  • In the Margins - Echo & the BunnymenBuy
  • Instrumental Vision - CrocodileBuy
  • Geddim!! - The HerbaliserBuy