Mar 11, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, March 11, 2010

Segments From this episode

What's next after K.C. school closures?

Mar 11, 2010
Faced with a deficit and troubled school system, Kansas City's Board of Education voted to close 28 out of 61 schools. Barbara Shelley, columnist for the Kansas City Star, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what led to the decision and…

A conflict with Obama's trade pledge

Mar 11, 2010
President Obama has promised to double our exports through tough enforcement of trade agreements, and is calling for a new agency to help sell more goods and services overseas. John Dimsdale reports that may undermine his goal of cutting greenhouse…

Is Carlos Slim good for Mexico?

Mar 11, 2010
Forbes Magazine has named Mexican businessman Carlos Slim the world's richest man, worth some $53 billion. It's the first time in almost two decades a billionaire outside the U.S. has topped the list. Jeff Tyler reports.

New tarmac rule may cost passengers

Mar 11, 2010
A new rule from the Department of Transportation that goes into effect next month would slap airlines with huge fines if they keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours without giving them a chance to get off.…
A Southwest airplane taxies at Los Angeles International Airport.
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A lack of plus-size professional clothing

Mar 11, 2010
Fashion magazines like Marie Claire and Glamour are hiring plus-size columnists and putting models who break the stick-figure mold on their covers in bathing suits. But professional women say they've been left behind. Sally Herships reports.

Social Security in trouble over long lives

Mar 11, 2010
The federal budget deficit for the month of February was almost $221 billion. There are wars to pay for and bailouts, but commentator Todd Buchholz says we ought to be paying attention to Social Security too.

A Sweet take on video game scores

Mar 11, 2010
Berklee College of Music's Michael Sweet talks with Kai Rysddal about creating scores for video games and how the market for composers is changing.

Music from the episode

Jack & Diane John Mellencamp