Playlist: Moby-Duck, women in Egypt’s revolution
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Monday, March 7, 2011
On the show today, author Donovan Hohn discussed his new book, “Moby-Duck,” which covered his aquatic travels trying to find out what happened to 28,800 bath toys lost at sea in 1992. Oil prices are rising, which may bring oil companies to some people’s backyard. And some economists are worried the high gas prices will affect the economic recovery. The economy doesn’t seem to be a concern for luxury conglomerate LVMH, which just bought watch and jewelry brand Bulgari today. The hedge fund insider trading trial with Raj Rajaratnam is set to begin soon, and is putting hedge funds in the spotlight. And after the Egyptian revolution of the past few weeks, some Egyptian women have found themselves inspired to fight for their own gender injustices. And here are the songs we played:
- My Drive Thru – Various Artists
- Bijoux (remix) – Manitoba
- Stillness – Blue Sky Black DeathBuy
- Eastbound and Down – Jerry ReedBuy
- Clumsy (Instrumental) – FergieBuy
- Paper Planes – M.I.A.Buy
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