- How the markets are reacting to the credit downgrade
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in history. We talk to financial analysts and academics about what this unprecedented downgrade will mean.9:00 a.m.
Ross Levine: Professor of Economics at Brown University and frequent consultant at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His forthcoming book is Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, to be released in January 2012.
Derek Thompson: Senior Editor and Business Editor at The Atlantic
Ross Levin: President of Accredited Investors Inc., and in 2002 Worth Magazine named him one of the top 200 financial planners in the US.
Heidi Moore: New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace.
- The landscape of language
There are more than 6,000 languages in the world today, but many of them are disappearing. In a new book, linguist John McWhorter looks at how we define language, how languages evolve, and what we'll lose when these languages are gone.10:00 a.m.
John McWhorter: Linguist and contributing editor at The New Republic. His new book is "What Language Is." He joins us from New York.
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