Jul 3, 2017

07/03/2017: The museum that celebrates failure

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The start of this month was supposed to mark a new budget year in most states, but about 10 still have yet to pass their budgets. We'll discuss why they missed their deadlines, and what the delay means for state services. Afterwards, we'll take a look at how potential Medicaid cuts could affect one little-noticed target: schools. Plus: A brief tour of Sweden's Museum of Failure. For $10 you can marvel at Colgate TV dinners or some Harley-Davidson perfume. 

Segments From this episode

What you will find at the Museum of Failure

Jul 3, 2017
One person's disappointment is another's success.
The Museum of Failure includes Google Glass in its collection.
John Laurenson/Marketplace

Tourism on tribal land is a growing industry

Jul 3, 2017
More people are traveling to Native American land for vacations. Tribal tourism is a $8.6 billion industry and growing.
More than 5 million people have visited Skywalk since it opened 10 years ago on the Hualapai Reservation. 
Carrie Jung

New car sales are falling back to earth

Jul 3, 2017
Pent-up demand from the Great Recession has been mostly fulfilled.
Carl Court/Getty Images

Budget standoffs in three states result in government shutdowns

Jul 3, 2017
Illinois isn't the only state with budget woes.
A view of the New Jersey State House, the area's capitol building.
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

07/03/2017: China's $9 trillion bond market is now open to foreign investors

Jul 3, 2017
A big financial change is happening in China today — foreign investors now have access to the country's $9 trillion bond market. On today's show, we'll discuss why China had the market closed off to these investors and why it's decided to open it up. Afterwards, we'll find out why there's been a decline in the demand for new cars, and then look at the growing industry for tourism on tribal land.

How budget cuts to Medicaid affect schools

Jul 3, 2017
The program has been at the center of the fight over health care, and one little-noticed target would be schools.
OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

The start of this month was supposed to mark a new budget year in most states, but about 10 still have yet to pass their budgets. We’ll discuss why they missed their deadlines, and what the delay means for state services. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at how potential Medicaid cuts could affect one little-noticed target: schools. Plus: A brief tour of Sweden’s Museum of Failure. For $10 you can marvel at Colgate TV dinners or some Harley-Davidson perfume. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC