Marketplace for Monday, July 13, 2015
Jul 13, 2015

Marketplace for Monday, July 13, 2015

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Airing on Monday, July 13, 2015: Marketplace is reporting to you live from Greece, where we explore the details of the Greek bailout and talk to citizens about their struggles coping with the country's debt crisis. Plus: A look at Greece's currency woes. When it was introduced, the euro was a uniting force in Europe — a currency shared across borders. But it has morphed into a weapon, perhaps one just as powerful as any used in centuries’ worth of European battles. Not only has the shared currency kept Greece from offsetting fiscal austerity with easy money policies, but the euro has also backed Greece into a corner; it needs to meet European demands or it will run out of currency. 

Segments From this episode

2 Greek women, far apart on the bailout issue

Jul 13, 2015
We revisit a telecom engineer and a psychologist to get their latest opinions.

Flower store owner in Athens will fight with his heart

Jul 13, 2015
'A little bit confused and very disappointed.'

ATM lines in Athens are filled with political chatter

Jul 13, 2015
A woman waits for cash at a second machine; the first ran out of money.

Restaurant worker loses hope in Athens

Jul 13, 2015
He's given up on his situation, but wants his son to have a better life.

Jewelry store is booming amid Greek crisis

Jul 13, 2015
The influx of customers at the Athens store is looking for real assets like gold.

Syriza promised hope, but it has yet to come

Jul 13, 2015
Party member is unhappy with the deal but stands by Prime Minister Tsipras.

How the euro went from unifying force to divisive one

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Jul 13, 2015
European unity requires more than a common currency.

How do you pronounce Greece's favorite food?

Jul 13, 2015
It's not quite as contentious as "gif."

Airing on Monday, July 13, 2015: Marketplace is reporting to you live from Greece, where we explore the details of the Greek bailout and talk to citizens about their struggles coping with the country’s debt crisis. Plus: A look at Greece’s currency woes. When it was introduced, the euro was a uniting force in Europe — a currency shared across borders. But it has morphed into a weapon, perhaps one just as powerful as any used in centuries’ worth of European battles. Not only has the shared currency kept Greece from offsetting fiscal austerity with easy money policies, but the euro has also backed Greece into a corner; it needs to meet European demands or it will run out of currency. 

Music from the episode

Cirrus Bonobo
Squalor Victoria The National
Basique Little People