Fresh Air from WHYY: August 3, 2009 Reporter John Seabrook talks about the state of the live concert business, and how it got that way. His article on the topic, in this week’s issue of The New Yorker, is "The Price of the Ticket."
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Obama proposes remaking rules governing finance
The way the financial industry is regulated will change dramatically if a proposal by the Obama administration passes Congress. The goal of the package is to make banks and other financial industries more transparent. Opponents don’t like giving the Federal Reserve more regulatory power. Guests
Phil Mattingly: Economics reporter, Congressional Quarterly.
Russell Roberts: Professor of economics at George Mason University. He has a weekly podcast, EconTalk.
Marketplace - Conversations from the Corner Office Gregg Steinhafel, chairman and CEO of Target Corp., talks with Kai Ryssdal about the company’s strategy for weathering the recession and expanding its place in the retail market. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/05/20/pm_corner_office_steinhafel/
Adam Davidson and Laura Conaway asked people on Twitter if they had questions for GM CFO Ray Young. He agreed to answer them, including that bedeviling one about why the company saves money by closing dealerships.
Charting The Career Of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson:
Journalist Elmer Smith first met Mike Tyson when the future heavyweight champion was just turning 18. Smith, who worked as a boxing writer, a general sports columnist and a general news columnist, went on to cover the ups and downs of the boxer’s career. Smith is an editorial columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of the paper’s editorial board.
Talking ‘Tyson’ With Filmmaker James Toback:
In his new documentary, called simply Tyson, filmmaker James Toback turns his camera on Mike Tyson — the controversial former heavyweight boxing champion. Tyson, infamous for taking a bite out of Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997 — and for his 1992 rape conviction — talks directly to Toback’s camera, telling his own story in between excerpts of archival footage from his life and career.
Toback, the screenwriter behind Bugsy and director of films including Two Girls and a Guy, has been Tyson’s friend since the boxer was 19 years old; Tyson premiered in 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival, and opened in the U.S. April 24.