Mar 19, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, March 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, March 19, 2010

Segments From this episode

Sam's life as an American still a dream

Mar 18, 2010
Thousands of undocumented students graduate from high school each year in the U.S. When they do, many face an uncertain future. Independent producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister bring us the story of Sam, an 18-year-old among this group.

Immediate changes if health bill passed

Mar 19, 2010
The House will soon vote on the health care bill. If passed, it would change some people's lives right away. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Critics challenge Greenspan's defense

Mar 19, 2010
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan presented a 48-page review of the financial crisis at the Brookings Institution. He acknowledged some lapses, but denied the Fed encouraged the real estate bubble by leaving interest rates too low. Bob Moon reports.

Weekly Wrap: SEC and Greenspan

Mar 19, 2010
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether the SEC is on the road to redemption, and whether low interest rates contributed to the housing boom and bust.

Perils with Prius? Oh yeah, baby!

Mar 19, 2010
Toyota's Prius has been going through some troubles lately. But commentator Marc Jaffe thinks having a whole new image for the brand may not be as bad as it seems.

Labor dispute hurts BA's brand image

Mar 19, 2010
A major industrial battle is brewing between Britain's biggest union and British Airways. Cabin crews are planning to strike, which means several flights are likely to be canceled. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

Green Onions - Single Version Booker T. & the M.G.'s