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Marketplace Weekend

American Public Media

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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English

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


Episodes

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


12/22/17: How do you put a price on nostalgia?

12/22/2017
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The past sells. There's no doubt about it. This week we're diving into what that means for consumerism, as the holidays approach, and throughout the year, too. We take a look at how that plays out for independent toy stores, the vintage band T-shirt market and the film and TV industry. Plus, the real cost of fake snow and what determines a fad for the toy industry. Also, Congress's quick moves this week -- the new tax bill and funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Duration: 00:49:47


12/15/17: Net neutrality, bitcoins and our autonomous future

12/15/2017
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As technology changes, so do our daily lives — whether it's the places we go on the internet, how we pay for goods or how we get from point A to point B. On this week's show we dive into the future of the internet now that the Federal Communications Commission has rolled back net neutrality, take a look at mental health following disaster and touch on the opioid epidemic. Then, the five questions you always wondered, but were too nervous to ask, about bitcoin. Also, could driverless...

Duration: 00:50:50


12/08/2017: Puppy migration and taxes

12/8/2017
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, a panel of experts talk taxes and answer questions from listeners. Plus, we look into supply and demand ... as it applies to rescue dogs moving out of the South. And NASA's Doug Wheelock discusses what it takes to be an astronaut.

Duration: 00:50:21


12/01/17: The economics of disaster

12/1/2017
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From hurricanes to wildfires to earthquakes, we've dealt with a lot in 2017. As communities recover, there's a trail of money behind it all. This week, we give you an hourlong special on the economics of disaster. We head to Puerto Rico to examine life on the ground following Hurricane Maria. We look at the debt situation, the realities of life when the lights stay out and what it takes to bring power back. Plus, Puerto Rico's dairy farmers and a surprising boom in renewable energy. Also,...

Duration: 00:51:37


11/24/2017: Sales shopping and comic books

11/22/2017
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Get ready for this holiday weekend with five things you need to know about net neutrality, a look at changing trends in holiday sales shopping and a book about comic books. Plus, Zooey Deschanel takes the Marketplace Quiz and we look ahead to our upcoming coverage from Puerto Rico.

Duration: 00:48:33


11/17/2017: Don't break the bank this Thanksgiving, plus old favorites

11/17/2017
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This week we're taking a new look at some favorite stories we've covered this year — and what's happened since. We're taking a look at whether states are constitutionally obligated to teach kids how to read, the consequences of ID theft, and how digital apps like Instagram are changing the physical world. Plus, veggie delights for Thanksgiving and the growth of vegan food chains.

Duration: 00:50:57


11/03/2017: First sexual harassment, then financial stress

11/3/2017
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On this episode, we look at the financial effect of workplace sexual harassment, dig into the details of the GOP's new tax plan and examine the economics of boycotts. Plus, we join fans on the hunt for Hamilton tickets with a scavenger hunt in Los Angeles. And, Imagine Dragons takes the Marketplace Quiz.

Duration: 00:49:10


10/20/2017: Money, mouths and method acting

10/20/2017
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Do you put your money where your mouth is? That's the question we're digging into this week. As businesses embrace activism and causes, does it actually help? Or is promoting a cause just a way for a company to boost its reputation? Plus, a look at the money around actual mouths — and how Netflix could partially be to blame for the decline of suburban restaurant chains like TGI Fridays and Applebee's. Also, we speak with a former Social Security Administration commissioner about the...

Duration: 00:51:15


10/13/2017: Fall colds, fall sports and school hacks

10/13/2017
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We're talking about the cost of cold and flu season this week, then digging into the president's health care plans and looking into a hacking attack on a Montana school district. Later, the business of dog walking and what it's like to run a sports bar during baseball playoffs.

Duration: 00:49:22


10/06/2017: Kids, carnivals and research funding

10/6/2017
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Congress has yet to strike a deal on the Children's Health Insurance Program. We hear what this means for kids in need of medical care. Plus: It's been over 20 years since the federal government fully funded gun violence prevention research. We talk about the impact of this. And how one man is trying to keep the U.S. carnival industry afloat using a controversial migrant worker visa.

Duration: 00:49:59


09/22/2017: Taxes, makeup, Gucci Mane

9/22/2017
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This week, we're talking tax reform with former Sen. Bill Bradley, we'll answer your job-related questions with Ask A Manager’s Alison Green and head out with a makeup artist to check out Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty product line. Plus, rapper Gucci Mane takes the Marketplace Quiz. As always, we want to hear your stories and opinions. We’re at weekend@marketplace.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us, @MarketplaceWKND.

Duration: 00:48:14


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


09/01/2017: 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


08/04/2017: 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

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