Marketplace Weekend® has concluded production as of July 2018. The show was hosted by Lizzie O’Leary and told powerful stories from economies both large and personal.
Here's the Latest Episode from Marketplace Weekend:
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.
This week, we are revisiting a bunch of our favorite stories from over the past few years.
This week, we are revisiting the stories listeners engaged with the most.
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 and coal mines, spoke to students and business owners, and found unique stories of economic change — and how it affects real people and their lives.
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 this 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, recovery in Texas and how Florida is handling an influx of Puerto Ricans fleeing the damage from Hurricane Maria.
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 the way we feel or the way we invest in our health needs? And who is it that has access to this market? These are the questions on our minds this week. We’ll look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that will take insurance, plus food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind healthy eating.
On this final episode, we talk storm chasing, rent-to-own housing and disability and hiring.
Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender.
Did you know there's a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!!
Building credit ... finding the right job ... saving for a home (or simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff on the graduation advice they wish they received. And why "Pomp and Circumstance" is at every graduation.
We dive into the history and psychology of female robbers, the ones in the real world and also the ones on the big screen in "Ocean's 8." Also, how new tariffs affect the U.S. credibility, biased language in job listings and solar power in Puerto Rico.
Why you're bogged down with terms-of-service emails, how to tell if bias trainings work, plus the surprising ancient origins of the word "economics." And why hunting feral hogs has become an aerial activity in Texas.
Who’s gained from open borders and who's lost? Who are tariffs designed to protect, and have they worked? We look at stories of work, reward and American attitudes toward the rest of the world.
Why is it harder for the government to innovate than for the private sector? Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to rule on sports betting. And those in the romance novel industry are pushing for more diverse representation in traditional publishing.
We 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.
Seven months after Hurricane Maria, we found two distinct Puerto Ricos — people still seeking recovery assistance and people seeing Maria's aftermath as opportunity to transform the island.
John Schwartz of the New York Times on how he got his financial life in order. Plus, 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.
What happens when welfare is tied to work? 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.
We look at the economic realities of being a teacher, and decreases in school funding. Plus, how tariffs will affect California's wine country, the 20-year anniversary of the first big bank, the cost of filing taxes, and savers who plan to retire in their early thirties.
Why a coffee company makes the most-published Passover Haggadah. How a 109-year-old dairy company advertises on social media. Plus: What it takes to win a trade war and how to get on the internet in China.
How's the internet policed? Who decides what can and can't happen with our 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.
High U.S. health care costs, a Bear Stearns love story and an insider’s guide on how to be a toymaker. Plus, the gender wage gap and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the only company making kegs from American steel.
What tariffs mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business?
What happens when an important cultural moment is at risk of being turned into a commodity? Plus how business owners with DACA status face an uncertain future, the money behind an evangelical Christian network and more.
The high pressure of driving the Zamboni ice resurfacer between Olympic events. Plus the health care costs of gun violence, how business interests are changing Puerto Rico's future and why it's so hard for people to pay off student loans.
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 emojis.
A special roundtable on the stock market. Plus, what it means to have a work spouse, the economics of streaming music, how chocolate is made, from bean to bar, and what to do when a colleague is on your last nerve.
This week, we take on three of the most important I's in life: immigration, ideas and, of course, ice cream. Plus, a farewell to Janet Yellen, with a look at her legacy and the path she paved for female economists.
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 Divided Decade coverage.
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.