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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.

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#270: How To Build A School In Haiti

April 27th, 2011

Episode 369 of 911 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.

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