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Marketplace Weekend™, from American Public Media, gives the week’s business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at marketplace.org.

Marketplace Weekend™, from American Public Media, gives the week’s business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at marketplace.org.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Marketplace Weekend™, from American Public Media, gives the week’s business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at marketplace.org.

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261 South Figueroa Street #200 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-3500


Episodes

Trade Off Revisited: Stories of tariffs, trade and globalization

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 economy has swung widely from protecting our very first industries with subsidies and imports to brokering global deals that open borders and lift trade barriers. It's not pure economics that dictates our trade relationships; it's politics and social...

Duration:00:50:15

05/11/2018: Sports bets, romance novels and tech in the public sector

5/11/2018
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Why is it harder for the government to innovate in the tech 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 industry are pushing for more diverse representation in the traditional publishing world.

Duration:00:51:01

05/04/2018: Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies

5/4/2018
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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 really makes rules for what happens on the internet. Plus, how import and export businesses adapt to the threats of tariffs, and how one police department uses mindfulness to address concerns around aggression in its ranks.

Duration:00:48:27

04/27/2018: Return to Puerto Rico

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 to transform the island. We explore school closures, issues in housing and we check in with people we met just after the storm hit. Plus, a look at a west Texas community where oil production has tripled in the past five years. And, Ask a...

Duration:00:50:56

04/20/2018: Financial advice, food deserts, and puppies

4/20/2018
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The Marketplace Weekend team was out reporting in Puerto Rico this week. But before she left, Lizzie O'Leary talked to John Schwartz of the New York Times about how he got his financial life in order. Plus, we bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year: what makes a food desert, how supply and demand works with rescue puppies, and what to do about a water source that crosses under the U.S.-Mexico border.

Duration:00:51:49

04/13/2018: Welfare, tax day and how to be an umpire

4/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:42

04/06/18: Teachers, tariffs, and savings-savvy tech workers

4/6/2018
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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 wine country. Also on the show, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and the tech workers who are saving so efficiently they're planning to retire in their early thirties.

Duration:00:51:42

03/30/2018: Trade wars, cheese ads and Maxwell House Passover

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 Alison Green returns for an "ask me anything" edition of Ask a Manager.

Duration:00:50:12

03/23/2018: Policing the internet, school shooting insurance and the gig economy

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 our online data. Plus, why more schools want school shooting insurance and how to be a lighting designer. Also, a sit-down with three women working different jobs in the gig economy.

Duration:00:49:37

03/16/2018: What a difference 10 years make

3/16/2018
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High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker all feature in the show this week. Plus, a look at the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a conversation about the only company making kegs from American steel.

Duration:00:50:36

03/09/2018: Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

3/9/2018
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President Donald Trump signed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, and we're talking about what they mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business? Also in the show, a look at single-use plastic, the five things you need to know about daylight saving time and an explainer on how to be a European tour guide.

Duration:00:51:07

03/02/2018: "Black Panther," DACA and hidden holdings

3/2/2018
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Success on the screen means plenty of money to be made off the screen as well. But what happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? That story, plus how business owners with DACA status face an uncertain future, the money behind an evangelical Christian network and why falling unemployment means employers are stepping up their game to recruit works. And a look at Betsy Devos' holdings and where conflicts of interest do — and don't — come into play.

Duration:00:49:52

02/16/2018: Money, ethics and emojis

2/16/2018
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This week: A story about the financial holdings of the Trump administration, our national ethics laws and whether these things matter. Plus, what the gender wage gap sounds like, a chat with the designer of Michelle Obama’s portrait dress and a story about how advertisers track every emoji we use. Also, why we should all care about the country’s debt.

Duration:00:51:38

02/09/2018: Work spouses, streaming music and chocolate

2/8/2018
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, Lizzie O’Leary speaks with Jill Schlesinger, Michael Batnick and Julia Coronado in a special roundtable on the stock market. Plus, what it means to have a work spouse, a story about the economics of streaming music and a look at how chocolate is made, from bean to bar. And Alison Green returns for Weekend's Ask A Manager segment to discuss what to do when a colleague is on your last nerve.

Duration:00:51:33

02/02/18: Immigration, ideas and ice cream

2/2/2018
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This week, we take on three of the most important I's in life: immigration, ideas and, of course, ice cream. We dive into an online program businesses use to check someone's immigration status and look at its successes and pitfalls. Plus, ever wondered what it takes to patent an idea? We try to do just that with a dog translator. Also, we speak with a Ben & Jerry's "flavor guru" about working as an ice cream taste tester (dreams can come true). And a farewell to Janet Yellen, with a look...

Duration:00:51:03

01/26/2018: Immigration, education and the Divided Decade

1/26/2018
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, proposed immigration policy, a discussion about funding schools based on poverty rates and a visit to Montecito after fires and mudslides. Plus, new stories from Marketplace's new Divided Decade coverage and five things you need to know about the Super Bowl. Imagine Dragons takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Duration:00:50:11

01/19/2018: One year of President Trump

1/19/2018
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On the verge of a government shutdown, we ask: What happens to federal contractors in the event of a government shutdown? And how would bond markets react? Also on the show this week, three mayors from very different cities reflect on what's changed during the first year of the Trump presidency. Plus, a conversation about regulations, a look at smart flu tracking and an examination of dual-enrollment education.

Duration:00:48:39

01/12/2018: Food deserts and winemaking

1/12/2018
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a look at the role grocery store real estate deals have in creating food deserts. Plus, Ask a Manager's Alison Green on how to quit your job without burning bridges, a look at hacking the Winter Olympics and a story about how to become a winemaker.

Duration:00:51:08

01/05/2018: The industry of wellness

1/5/2018
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This week we dive into the industry that wants to make the better version of you. From workout routines to diets to therapy apps to food fads, the market has been flooded with wellness products. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the money we spend on health needs? And who has access? Those are the questions on our minds this week. We look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it's so hard to find mental health services that take insurance and apps that want to make you...

Duration:00:49:38

12/29/17: The stories you "liked" the most

12/22/2017
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This week, the stories Weekend 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 stories, including why we've fallen out of love with chain restaurants, America's coal miners and stories of living on minimum wage across the country. We also sit down with a diverse group of experts to talk about the massive cultural changes happening around workplace sexual harassment.

Duration:00:50:02

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