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.
May 5, 2017
There's a shortage of home healthcare workers in this country. This week, we hear from a home health aide on what her job is like, plus we talk to an industry expert about the systemic problems in home healthcare. Then, Marketplace's Dan Gorenstein brings us the latest news on the health care bill and we check in with an Iranian businessman on what work is like during the elections in Iran. Plus, Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway takes the Marketplace Quiz.
April 27, 2017
Our latest Marketplace-Edison Anxiety Poll found that 18- to 24-year-olds were feeling pretty stressed about the economy. So we asked you to tell us about what was giving you anxiety, and you had a lot to say. Plus: we explore the branches of government and what happens if they fail to do what they should. Then, BuzzFeed's Doree Shafrir talks about her new novel "Startup," which casts a critical light on the tech world. Finally: We're making a Marketplace Weekend playlist on Spotify! Send us your best weekend jams and we'll add 'em.
April 21, 2017
Three mayors weigh in this week on President Trump's first 100 days. Plus: A former FBI agent examines whether companies or consumers should be responsible for online security. Then: Are job interviews a waste of time? Experts and listeners have their say and musician Tei Shi explores life as a sculptor in the Marketplace Quiz.
April 14, 2017
We're diving into the airline industry this week with analyst Henry Harteveldt, and we hear from a flight attendant about what it's like working with travelers every day. The Los Angeles Times' Natalie Kitroeff and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short, plus Matt Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, weighs in on the U.S. relationship with Russia.
April 6, 2017
This week, Lizzie goes to Corvallis, Oregon as part of the third installment of our mayor's series. Plus, Markeptlace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Vox's Jim Tankersley go long and short on the news and Marketplace's Molly Wood explains the latest on the FCC's internet privacy rules.
March 31, 2017
Molly Wood guest hosts this week. Marketplace's Kimberly Adams and The Atlantic's Gillian White go long and short on this week's news. T Magazine's Deborah Needleman explains how florists on Instagram are changing the floral industry. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the economic power behind fandom, and comedian Neal Brennan takes the Marketplace Quiz.
March 24, 2017
We have questions about the past, present and future this week. What if NAFTA never existed? What if you could edit your genes? What if you could visit the world's best museums without leaving your couch? Plus, Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Marketptlace's Kimberly Adams go long and short on topics from the week's news, and the BBC's Rebecca Jones discusses Laura Mvula's new score for "Antony and Cleopatra."
March 17, 2017
This week, indie music star Conor Oberst takes the Marketplace Quiz and explains how the music industry mimics the economy. Plus, The New York Times' Neil Irwin and Axios' Ina Fried go long and short on this week's news, we get an update on health care and we take a look at President Donald Trump's proposed budget.