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The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the origin stories of our economy in unexpected and provocative ways. Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking what we see as normal to show it didn't just happen. Brought to you by Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season explores the uncertainties of Welfare as we don't know it. Season one episodes are biweekly beginning April 28.

The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the origin stories of our economy in unexpected and provocative ways. Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking what we see as normal to show it didn't just happen. Brought to you by Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season explores the uncertainties of Welfare as we don't know it. Season one episodes are biweekly beginning April 28.
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The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the origin stories of our economy in unexpected and provocative ways. Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking what we see as normal to show it didn't just happen. Brought to you by Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season explores the uncertainties of Welfare as we don't know it. Season one episodes are biweekly beginning April 28.

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Episodes

S02-0: The Uncertain Hour dives into red tape

10/3/2017
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Join us this season as we go down the strange rabbit holes of history to find the origins of one of the most important but least understood battles in our economy today. We'll bring you tales of peanut butter, "unelected bureaucrats," the federal register, and a youth jazz orchestra. It's all to make sense of that unassuming buzzword that shapes every moment of our lives: federal regulations.

Duration: 00:04:10


S01-7: The Album, “Work Makes the Difference”

8/17/2016
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Loyal listeners of The Uncertain Hour podcast may have had motivational work songs stuck in their heads (our apologies!).As you know, this season we dug deep into the story of what the heck welfare is today. Episode one featured music produced by a county welfare department in Riverside, California. We also annotated the lyrics to the first track. The album, "Work Makes the Difference," was created to play in waiting rooms, over PA systems and as the hold music for incoming calls. After...

Duration: 00:14:08


S01-7: The Album, “Work Makes the Difference”

8/17/2016
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One county welfare office made a whole album of motivational work songs. Listen to the whole thing.

Duration: 00:11:53


S01-6: The road not taken

7/7/2016
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20 years ago, welfare reformers chose to emphasize work over education

Duration: 00:43:05


S01-5: “Pregnant? We can help.”

6/23/2016
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In some states, crisis pregnancy centers get federal welfare dollars.

Duration: 00:22:07