From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s an extended look at what’s coming up the week of May 5, 2014:
We ease into the week with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Did you know that more beer is sold for Cinco de Mayo than for the Super Bowl?
On Tuesday, the Commerce Department reports on international trade for March.
The series finale of the TV show “Friends” aired on May 6, 2004.
Also, if you see someone in need of directions or a restaurant recommendation, help ’em out. It’s National Tourist Appreciation Day.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is scheduled to release its monthly consumer credit report.
On May 7, 1824, in Vienna, Beethoven‘s Ninth Symphony premiered.
Let’s get back to tourism for a sec. On Thursday, a hearing in the Senate looks at a plan to attract 100 million international visitors annually by the end of 2021.
On Friday, the Commerce Department reports on wholesale inventories and sales for March.
And on May 9, 1961, then FCC chairman Newton Minow referred to television as a vast wasteland. (Talk about a wasteland, it’s been an entire decade since “Friends” was on the air.)
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.
make public service
Thank you for doing your part!