July 14, 2017
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.
July 7, 2017
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.
June 30, 2017
Our country's birthday is coming up, so we're checking on the vital signs of the body politic. First, our progress on health care, or lack thereof, with a look at Medicaid expansion in Ohio. We also visit the tiny "invisible" hospitals and long-term facilities people go to for care. Plus: what the minimum wage is all about, and what it's like to try to live off it around the country. Finally, we spend some time talking hot dogs (sandwich or no?) and real dogs (how do you keep them from freaking out when the fireworks go off?).
June 22, 2017
Happy first weekend of summer! We're tackling all things energy this week, including coal, solar power and oil prices. Then, the latest on health care and unique take on Brexit. Plus it's LGBTQ Pride Month, so we're revisiting our segment about coming out at work. As always, we want to know what you think. Send us your stories, advice and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, hit us up on Facebook or tweet at us. We’re @MarketplaceWKND.
June 16, 2017
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 over the long summer vacation, and working parent expert Julia Beck offers tips on how to get ahead of the game.
June 9, 2017
We're diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.
June 2, 2017
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.
May 25, 2017
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we revisit our stories on three cities across the country: 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 how the economy is changing — and how that affects real people and their lives.
May 19, 2017
What's it cost to send someone to prison? We asked University of California Irvine professor Charis Kubrin and talked with a woman about her experience with the criminal justice system after her brother was given a life sentence. Then, the Atlantic's Gillian White and the Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff look ahead to upcoming news in Long and Short. Plus, the band Phoenix takes the Marketplace Quiz.
May 12, 2017
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.