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.
At 91 years old, Henry Stone is still at work as a record producer. He remembers producing one of Ray Charles' earliest recordings, and hand-selling early R&B albums to train porters and in barbershops.
Razia Said grew up in her grandmother's home in Madagascar, dancing and singing on the table as her relatives clapped. When she was 11, her mother came and took her away to live in West Africa with a French stepfather. Razia eventually went even further, to New York City, where she was singing R&B and jazz. It wasn't until Razia had a baby that she began writing and singing in Malagasy, the language she grew up with. Also in this show: Remembering Granny D
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.