Marketplace Special Tonight at 7pm: The Breakdown of the US Economy

It’s been a turbulent month for the markets and economies around the world. Marketplace has covered the story daily, and tonight at 7pm, Kai Ryssdal hosts a Marketplace special examining where the U.S. economy is headed and how we got here. We’ll explore what’s behind the recent market swings. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch will offer […]

Mississippi’s Tortured Civil Rights History

Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America’s civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. No place was more violent. WFPL will air “State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement” tonight at 8pm. You can listen to the documentary now.

Getting Equal Access to Transportation

Tonight at 8pm, WFPL presents “Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit and Inequality,” a new documentary about the fight for equal rights on America’s roads and transit lines. This program visits communities across America to find out why people of color still struggle for equal treatment in public transportation.

Aspen Ideas Festival: Living Digitally

Saturday, August 28, 2010 9pm Producer: American Public Media Listen Again: Audio Not Available Twitter, iPads, smart phones. What’s next in the digital revolution? Go inside the Aspen Ideas Festival to find out how your digital life will change. Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal hosts this second of two specials from Aspen.

Aspen Ideas Festival: The Next Economy

Saturday, August 21, 2010 9pm Producer: American Public Media Listen Again: Audio Not Available Every day there’s a new headline about the economy. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Go inside the Aspen Ideas Festival, where the top economic minds debate the health of our financial system. Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal hosts this first of two […]