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Playlist: Fashionable first ladies

Chau Tu Feb 8, 2011

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Monday, February 8, 2011

Michelle Obama’s been a fashion icon ever since her husband hit the campaign trail — we heard about her influence on women today. People deal with a lot of pain — both physical and emotional — throughout their lives, so how do we make do with going through with it? Freakonomics looked at how people sell pain. Pain is surely something the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway’s been feeling, through the injuries of its actors and some skewering reviews. The government study released today agreed with Toyota that electrical problems are not fully to blame in cases of sudden acceleration. China raises its interest rates again, bringing up more global inflation fears. Jordan may soon be facing similar problems to Egypt. And marijuana gets a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Here are the songs we played:

  • Smoke on the Water – Pat BooneBuy
  • New West – Cult of YouthBuy
  • Spider-Man Theme – Massimo FaraoBuy
  • Call on Me – Janet JacksonBuy
  • High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In – TortoiseBuy

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