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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 an overview of the major financial events of the past three years. We’ll also examine the biggest impact of the economic crisis to individuals: joblessness. How do we create more jobs? Is 9% unemployment the new normal?

THE BREAKDOWN: Our Economy, One Step at a Time airs tonight at 7pm on WFPL. Or you can listen now.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Living Digitally

Saturday, August 28, 2010 9pm

Producer: American Public Media
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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.