The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
April 27th, 2011
Episode 369 of 954 episodes
Remember that school we visited in Haiti last year? The one without a schoolhouse? After we did a story on the school, listeners donated $3,000. The principal thought it was enough to build a schoolhouse. But, as we reported last fall, that money was only enough for a foundation and some concrete blocks. We thought that would be the end of the story. Then we got an email from a listener named Tim Myers. On today's show, we talk to Tim about what he learned on a recent trip to Haiti — and we hear how much he thinks it will cost to build the school. Also on the podcast, a very special Planet Money Indicator: A decade of U.S. home prices, sung as opera. For more on that project, read our post from earlier this afternoon.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay