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 email@example.com, 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.
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.