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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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English

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


Episodes

09/15/17: Outer space, identity theft and lots of bubbles

9/15/2017
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In the wake of NASA's most recent mission to Saturn, we're heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of things, like people, equipment, maintenance and time. What’s the breakdown? And what’s the value of the images and info gathered in space? Can we measure it? And, we take a look at why our Social Security numbers are tied to everything and what happens when those nine digits fall into the wrong hands....

Duration: 00:46:55


09/08/17: Disaster prep, DACA and restaurants in the digital age

9/8/2017
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Wwe're digging into how the digital world is changing the physical one this week. With hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes all over the headlines, we look at a few digital steps that make a big difference in disaster preparation. Then, how Instagram is pushing restaurant design to new places. Plus, what the end of a federal immigration program means for one person's business life and the most expensive place in the country to give birth.

Duration: 00:48:04


09/01/2017: Harvey and globalization

9/3/2017
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We're handing off the show to Scott Tong and Sarah Gardner for their special coverage of globalization. The idea of more open, global trade has been sold as necessary for economic success. Despite that, we hear calls to “build a wall” and countries like the U.K. make moves to step back from global trading partners. How’d we get here? And can globalization last? We'll also bring you our initial coverage or Hurricane Harvey with stories of what it's like to have water creeping up to your...

Duration: 00:49:19


08/25/2017 Keeping us safe, inspired and financially stable

8/25/2017
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What if the way our infrastructure is designed could keep us safe from earthquakes, accidents and from terrorism? Lizzie O'Leary looks at the design of U.S. cities with counterterrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins. Also, ex-Fed economist Bill Nelson talks about the people who are thinking of our financial well-being: the monetary policy leaders meeting at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Plus, a visit to places that inspire us — public libraries! — and how they're changing to...

Duration: 00:48:36


08/18/2017 Free speech, hate speech and work

8/18/2017
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In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Duration: 00:48:28


08/11/2017: What it costs to send your kid back to school

8/11/2017
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The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.

Duration: 00:50:23


08/04/2017: The best of the best

8/4/2017
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We've covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we're revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.

Duration: 00:49:30


07/28/2017: Fake weddings, real refugees

7/28/2017
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We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking.

Duration: 00:50:10


07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles

7/21/2017
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Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation.

Duration: 00:51:01


07/14/2017 Unemployment and fun employment

7/14/2017
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We take a deeper look at the true meaning behind the unemployment rate. Who's really unemployed, and how should we talk about it? Plus, what's it like to work remotely while on a trip around the world, a conversation about the social rules that govern the office and a look at how biometrics could change the way we check in at the airport.

Duration: 00:50:49


07/07/2017: Bad movies and good wages

7/7/2017
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Box office takes are dwindling this summer, and minimum wages are rising across the country. We'll talk about both this week. Plus: the ever-expanding electric vehicle market, a look at global health care and student loan debt.

Duration: 00:47:29


06/16/2017: What does it cost when the president faces legal action?

6/16/2017
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Amid reports that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice, we talk with a former White House insider about what happens to the business of government when the president faces legal action. Plus: Why street vendors, and not doctors, are the main source for medicine in Haiti. Then: How a trip to a theme park could be the best financial education your child will ever get. And staying with the kids: School's out! Listeners share the challenges of balancing the budget...

Duration: 00:49:30


06/02/2017: Hello, summer! Goodbye, summer jobs!

6/2/2017
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This week, Marketplace's Scott Tong explains the latest developments after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Lizzie O'Leary talks with David Tamarkin, the editor in chief of Epicurious, about the importance of home cooking. Plus, retail expert Matt Sargent talks with Lizzie about the decline of typical teen jobs.

Duration: 00:51:17


05/12/2017: Planes, trains and automobiles

5/12/2017
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We've got your infrastructure woes this week, plus we look into Los Angeles' metro expansion. Then, Georgetown law professor Laura Donohue explains what government investigations cost the public, and author Zeynep Tufekci and Lizzie discuss modern-day protests that are happening via social media. Plus, just in time for Mother's Day, Lizzie stops by a stationery and greeting card store whose business is booming.

Duration: 00:49:35


04/21/2017: (Almost) 100 days of Trump

4/21/2017
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Three mayors weigh in this week on President Trump's first 100 days. Plus: A former FBI agent examines whether companies or consumers should be responsible for online security. Then: Are job interviews a waste of time? Experts and listeners have their say and musician Tei Shi explores life as a sculptor in the Marketplace Quiz.

Duration: 00:50:12


04/14/2017: What's the worst part about flying?

4/14/2017
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We're diving into the airline industry this week with analyst Henry Harteveldt, and we hear from a flight attendant about what it's like working with travelers every day. The Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short, plus Matt Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, weighs in on the U.S. relationship with Russia.

Duration: 00:50:18


04/07/2017: Beer, donuts and startups in Corvallis, Oregon

4/6/2017
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This week, Lizzie goes to Corvallis, Oregon as part of the third installment of our mayor's series. Plus, Markeptlace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Vox's Jim Tankersley go long and short on the news and Marketplace's Molly Wood explains the latest on the FCC's internet privacy rules.

Duration: 00:48:33


03/31/2017: Stay in your comfort zone

3/31/2017
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Molly Wood guest hosts this week. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on this week's news. T Magazine's Deborah Needleman explains how florists on Instagram are changing the floral industry. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the economic power behind fandom, and comedian Neal Brennan takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Duration: 00:48:34


03/24/2017: Esoteric economics

3/24/2017
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We have questions about the past, present and future this week. What if NAFTA never existed? What if you could edit your genes? What if you could visit the world's best museums without leaving your couch? Plus, Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Marketptlace's Kimberly Adams go long and short on topics from the week's news, and the BBC's Rebecca Jones discusses Laura Mvula's new score for "Antony and Cleopatra."

Duration: 00:51:08


03/17/2017: Stick it to the man

3/17/2017
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This week, indie music star Conor Oberst takes the Marketplace Quiz and explains how the music industry mimics the economy. Plus, The New York Times' Neil Irwin and Axios' Ina Fried go long and short on this week's news, we get an update on health care and we take a look at President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

Duration: 00:50:51

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