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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Who should pay for public radio? Commentator Tucker Carlson says it shouldn’t be the government. President Obama has asked Congress for help policing oil markets and price manipulation from speculators. There was an increase in housing permits, while housing starts themselves were down. In the latest installment of Conversations from the Corner Office, the founder of Patagonia speaks about sustainable manufacturing and conscientious labor practices. And Kai Ryssdal talks to the man who makes Ben Bernanke look good — his barber.

Segments From this episode

Obama wants toothier oversight of oil markets

by Sarah Gardner Apr 17, 2012
The president wants $52 million to help the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shore up industry oversight, something analysts say will do little to oil prices.
Commentary

Who should pay for public radio?

by Tucker Carlson Apr 17, 2012
How do you think public media should be funded? Commentator Tucker Carlson says cut federal funding and let the listeners pitch in.
Corner Office

Patagonia founder on why there's no 'sustainability'

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 17, 2012
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has written a new book he hopes will be a blueprint for companies to do better... by doing good.

Pulitzer sur-Prize: No fiction winner

by Sally Herships Apr 17, 2012
The Pulitzer board opted not to award a prize for fiction this year. Normally, the winning author gets a sales bump. So what happens in the book market now?

The tech bubble question

by Queena Kim Apr 17, 2012
Are we in another one? Who knows. The real question may be why more investors aren't asking questions.
Final Note

The man who makes Ben Bernanke look good

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 17, 2012
Lenny Gilleo, that's who. He owns a barber shop in the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Housing construction down, housing permits are up

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 17, 2012
What's going on with the housing market? Susan Wachter, who teaches real estate at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, explains.

Colorado corporations buy Tahoe ski resorts

by Jeff Tyler Apr 17, 2012
Companies from Colorado bring jobs and capital to Lake Tahoe's ski industry, but also higher prices and local dissent.

Music from the episode

To Go Home M. Ward
Sutphin Boulevard Blood Orange

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