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September 28th, 2011
Episode 412 of 911 episodes
For today's show, we've collected four Planet Money radio stories that never made it to the podcast.A Slow Motion Bank Run In Europe: Fear can wreck a banking system and cause havoc in an economy. That's why the recent worries about big French banks are so important, and so scary.The Twist, Explained: Chubby Checker and the Fed's latest effort to push down interest rates.A Shrinking City Knocks Down Neighborhoods: Youngstown, Ohio, gave up on the idea that a city needs to grow. Now, the city is trying to figure out how to shrink.The Indie-Rock Club Behind Omaha's $100 Million Boom: A couple college friends decided Omaha needed a music venue. The community they created led developers to remake a whole neighborhood.