Segments From this episode
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 its impact.
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 gas pollution.
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.
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. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Thursday, March 11, 2010