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Jan 18, 2013

Marketplace for Friday, January 18, 2013

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Marketplace broadcasts live from the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, following the theme "How to make it in America."

Segments From this episode

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility

How do you make it as a comedian?

Jan 18, 2013
Chicago is a comedy capital, of sorts. Some of "Saturday Night Live"'s most famous comedians started in Chicago, many at the famed Second City comedy club. Sean Flannery is one comedian 'making it' in America; his show "Never Been To Paris" continues to sell out.

Debt ceiling delay: GOP proposes three-month window

Jan 18, 2013
In a proposal floated today that comes from their weekend policy retreat in Virginia, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed raising the debt ceiling for three months. In essence, 'kicking the can down the road' one more time.

Building great schools: How to make it in America

Jan 18, 2013
High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.

Can you still make it in America?

Jan 18, 2013
Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.

Marketplace broadcasts live from the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, following the theme “How to make it in America.”

Music from the episode

Out Of My Head (feat. Trey Songz) Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz