Can’t beat the recession? Write songs about it. Two recent college grads, Kyle Thompson-Westra and Ryan Stotland, have a band that performs songs about money, debt, the gold standard and all those economy celebrities. Listen in…it won’t cost a dime.
Millions will flock to New York City this holiday season to enjoy the Radio City Rockettes perform their classic holiday show. It's a New York tradition. Tina Vaughn got to live out the dream of dozens of young girls who want to grace the Radio City stage as a real Rockette dancer. Also: a comic strip about life as a graduate student.
Quick: Who were the first 5 Presidents? Name all the foods you had for Thanksgiving dinner. What's your credit card number? Paul Mellor can tell you. Ok, he doesn't know your credit card number, but Paul has an amazing memory, and he can easily remember strings of numbers. This weekend, he participates in the annual USA Memory Championship in New York. Also in this episode: one of our occasional series, "Tough Jobs." Today, a luggage handler tells about his job.
Former White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater says debt talks are par for the course in the past decades. He served under Presidents Ronald Regan and George H. W. Bush. He says budget talks used to be held in secret, but a lot of the arguments are the same as they ever were. Politicians tend to go into a bubble and, he says, forget common sense. The American people can tell the difference.