Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace Weekend

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8/10/2018
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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender, but every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. In this hourlong special, we focused on three pillars of the econom... Details
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8/03/2018
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This week, we are revisiting a bunch of our favorite stories from over the past few years. The average woman earns about 80 cents for every dollar the average man makes. So how can we move toward pay equality? Then, our health. Changes in health care... Details
49:42
7/27/2018
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This week, we are revisiting the stories listeners engaged with the most. You yelled at them, you talked about them, you tweeted them and you “liked” them. We take a look back at a range of pieces, including why we’ve fallen out of love with chain re... Details
49:44
7/20/2018
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Back in 2017, we visited three cities: Dalton, Georgia; Gillette, Wyoming; and Corvallis, Oregon. In each place, we met with the mayor and with folks around town, getting a sense of the economy there and how it’s changing. We visited carpet factories... Details
47:40
7/13/2018
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A lot happened in 2017, and we’re returning to one particular natural disaster that changed Puerto Rico from top to bottom. As communities on the island have recovered, there’s a trail of money to follow behind it all. This week, we are revisiting th... Details
48:00
7/06/2018
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This week, we are revisiting an episode that we did on the industry that wants to make a better version of you. The market has been flooded with everything from workout routines to diets to therapy apps and food fads. But have they actually changed t... Details
49:42
6/29/2018
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On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring. Alison Green gives her best advice on asking for vacation time, a Lego engineer talks about how he does his job and our own Lizzie O’Leary takes the Marketpl... Details
49:48
6/22/2018
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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. Marketplace is covering the economics of disability in an hourlong ... Details
49:18
6/15/2018
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Did you know there’s a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, after a week of negotiations between world leaders, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!! T... Details
46:39
6/08/2018
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We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out the graduation advice they wish they received but neve... Details
47:47
6/01/2018
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We take a dive into the history and psychology of women robbers, the ones out there in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in the form of “Ocean’s 8,” which hits theaters this month. We sat down with Olivia Milch, the film’s co-writer ... Details
48:46
5/25/2018
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Want to know why you’ve been getting bogged down with terms-of-service emails from companies, how to tell if bias trainings work or how entrepreneurs learn the business of, well, business? We dive into all of that on this week’s show. Plus, the surpr... Details
49:09
5/18/2018
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Globalization has been touted as this inevitable, unstoppable force. But as the U.S., China and other major economies flex their muscles over trade, is this assumption all wrong? America has a long history of global trade and a varied one. Our econom... Details
48:08
5/11/2018
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Why is it harder for the government to innovate in the world than for the private sector? We ask a former White House tech expert. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on sports betting. And booksellers and authors in the romance novel indus... Details
48:55
5/04/2018
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How much of our lives do we actually control? We dive into that question this week and look at seasonal allergies and their financial burden, how one writer got more than lucky at poker and landed in the big bucks, and a peek behind the scenes at who... Details
47:41
4/27/2018
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Seven months after Hurricane Maria, life in Puerto Rico is still in the midst of rebuilding. We went back to the island and found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistance and people seeing Maria’s aftermath as opportunity ... Details
48:49
4/19/2018
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What happens when welfare is tied to work? We discuss the issue with experts. Plus, a primer on Russian internet usage, the questions your accountant gets the most (and answers, too) and a look at the ins and outs of being a major league umpire.     Details
49:10
4/06/2018
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As teacher protests and walkouts continue around the country, we take a look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and at the decrease in school funding that’s behind it all. Plus, how China’s tariffs on U.S. exports will affect California’s ... Details
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3/29/2018
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Ever wondered why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah? Or how a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media? We’ve got you covered. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China. And ... Details
48:27
3/23/2018
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How’s the internet policed? Who decides what can and can’t happen with our data? In light of recent revelations about companies using Facebook data, we look into what it means for businesses who want to leave Facebook and at the regulations around ou... Details
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