Feb 8, 2011

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Segments From this episode

Pot smoking on Capitol Hill

Feb 8, 2011
Washington's army of lobbyists is joined by a new special interest, the National Cannabis Industry Association.

Toyota failures not caused by electronics

Feb 8, 2011
U.S. study blames mechanical problems for sudden-acceleration cases.

Broadway musical 'Spider-Man' skewered

Feb 8, 2011
Scathing reviews of "Spider-Man" a month before it even opens pose the latest challenge to the troubled $65 million Broadway show.
Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.
Jacob Cohl/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

China raises interest rates to nip inflation

Feb 8, 2011
China raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks, highlighting inflation fears that are worrying many developing economies.

Jordan, like Egypt, faces protests, poverty

Feb 8, 2011
The kingdom of Jordan, like Egypt, has seen weeks of protests over corruption and calls for reform. Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. Stephen Beard talks the details with Kai Ryssdal.

Freakonomics: How we sell pain

Feb 8, 2011
Life can hurt. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about how people sell the notion of pain.

Michelle Obama's impact on fashion

Feb 8, 2011
Kate Betts, author of "Everyday Icon," talks with Kai Ryssdal about Michelle Obama's influence on fashion and how it's being reflected in style trends.

Music from the episode

Spiderman Theme Massimo Faraò
Smoke On The Water Pat Boone