August 28, 2015
This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary looks at the uncertainty in the economy and stock market; why China's fast growth is now hitting choppy waters; and refugee Joseph Kim explains life after fleeing North Korea.
August 21, 2015
This weekend, we head to the Crescent City to see how New Orleans has changed in the 10 years since Katrina: a trip to the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant to meet owner Leah Chase; how rebounding employment numbers don't tell the whole story; and Big Freedia shows us where she learned to bounce.
August 14, 2015
Lizzie O'Leary looks at the place where art and money intersect. Just about all of us consume some kind of art: Music, TV, theater, even a ceramic mug. It's easy to forget that those things are a business. Someone makes them, someone sells them, and hopefully someone gets paid. There's a reason "starving artist" is a cliché. Today on the show we're exploring the economics behind all that creativity.
August 7, 2015
Guest host David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times looks at the minimums in the economy: the minimum wage debate, the new minimum renewable energy requirements unveiled in President Obama's power plan and the minimum plan you should have to get your finances in order.
July 31, 2015
In this week's show, the economy of personal robots, the job market for drone pilots and the everyday robots that already surround us. Molly Wood, senior tech correspondent, rides in the gunner's seat of a 15,000-pound combat MegaBot and fires its missile launcher.
July 24, 2015
This week, a look behind the business of shelters: How one homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles copes with rising demand, how "sanctuary city" policies can impact local economies and why gold is no longer the safe financial shelter it once was.
July 17, 2015
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore adventures in the economy: using tech to go on a virtual scavenger hunt, the business behind skydiving and a quick trip to Greece. Plus hip-hop duo Run the Jewels talk money and race.
July 10, 2015
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we explore the idea of legacy, in the international economy, music, tech and art. Marketplace's Stephen Beard speaks with Lizzie O'Leary from Greece, and we take a look at the legacy of Amazon with senior tech correspondent Molly Wood. Later, Lizzie heads to the Museum of Modern Art in New York to explore Picasso's sculptural legacy, and the director of the documentary "Amy" discusses Amy Winehouse.
July 2, 2015
Marketplace Weekend celebrates its first anniversary with discussions of major financial and personal anniversaries. Lizzie takes a look at the BP oil spill five years on and talks about the resonating economic impact with a hotel employee and a lawyer representing businesses with claims against BP. USC Marshall School of Business professor Ira Kalb talks about how Jaws, the first summer blockbuster, set the stage for the future of film marketing. Marketplace's Ben Johnson discusses the biggest innovations in the past year of tech, and Marketplace Weekend takes a look back at some of its best stories.
June 26, 2015
On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, guest host David Lazarus explores opportunity in our jobs, personal finances and the global economy. David speaks with Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could impact market opportunity. Career coach Hallie Crawford discusses job opportunities and Gabriel Wisdom, president of American Money Management, speaks about the biggest missed opportunities from the past. Marketplace's Molly Wood talks about capitalizing on car sharing programs, and the Wharton School's Peter Cappelli talks about how opportunity in the U.S. has changed over time.