Apr 20, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, April 20, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, April 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

Diagnosing major banks' health

Apr 20, 2009
Several major banks have announced big profits, but how are they really doing? Kai Ryssdal talks with Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about their balance sheets and the changes the Treasury Department might make to bailout terms.

Will budget cuts make a difference?

Apr 20, 2009
President Obama is ordering members of his cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget over the next 90 days. Will the cuts really make a difference? Jill Barshay reports.

Commercial radio seeks your donations

Apr 20, 2009
As commercial radio stations watch their ad revenues decline, they're taking a page out of the public radio playbook and asking listeners for donations. Janet Babin reports.

Why carmakers are speeding to China

Apr 20, 2009
Despite its struggles, General Motors is planning to increase its sales in China. Scott Tong reports from the Shanghai International Auto Show on why GM and other automakers are zooming to the Chinese market.

Farmers yield new ideas from drought

Apr 20, 2009
Cheap and consistent water turned California's Central Valley from an arid region into a productive farming community. But a serious drought is forcing farmers to evolve. Jennifer Collins reports.

Paying a high price for a Pulitzer Prize

Apr 20, 2009
Pulitzer Prizes for journalism are typically awarded for in-depth, investigative stories that cost a lot to produce. With newspapers struggling to survive, is the price to win too high? Jeremy Hobson reports.

A working man's poet

Apr 2, 2020
A 2009 conversation with Philip Levine about "What Work Is."
United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine wrote about working-class Detroit.
Courtesy Academy of American Poets

Music from the episode

Pump It Up Elvis Costello & The Attractions