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Marketplace Weekend gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.
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Friday, September 19, 2014 8:09pmThis Weekend, Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace's Adriene Hill discuss the rise of data in education. What information is learned about your kids? Author Michael Harris explains what we've lost in the age of technology's constant connection. Have you heard of the 'slow food' movement? What about 'slow money?' One shop owner explains why handmade goods are making a comeback. Comedian Andy Kindler learns to love his credit card debt and Nicholas Carlson from Business Insider and Bloomberg's Venessa Wong join us for brunch.
Friday, September 12, 2014 11:36amThis weekend, a trip through Portland: What happens when a city once affordable starts growing up? Then, could you give up your car? A person who lives in the autopia of Los Angeles says goodbye to freeways. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what the future of technology looks like from TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Did you ever want to work for NASA growing up? We talk to one person about the not so glamorous side of space travel. And Huffington Post's Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from NY Mag join us for brunch.
Friday, September 5, 2014 4:20pmThis weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Medgar Brown, the CEO of Balmed Holdings in Sierra Leone. How is the Ebola outbreak affecting the region? Marketplace's Krissy Clark explains why Americans have seen zero wage growth in the last 40 years. Storyteller Joey Slamon tells us the money lessons she learned from her grandma. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson and Lizzie take part in a push-up contest and show off the latest in tech that helps you get fit. Americans spend almost $60 billion for their pets ... where is all that money going? And if your grocery bill is rising, Lifehacker's Kristin Wong tells us her favorite grocery store hacks to save.
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:28pmThis weekend, we look at work in America. What was your first job? Did you learn anything from it? Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware about what that means for her store. Pope Francis is attracting a lot of attention to the Catholic Church, but the church has a recruiting problem. A lot of its clergy its aging. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with a young clergy member. Since the recession a lot of workers have had to cover for eliminated jobs and reduced headcount. What do you do if you're wearing one too many hats in the office? Personal Finance writer Farnoosh Torabi gives advice to workers.What do you do when the bubble bursts? Writer Brian Finkelstein explains. And Reuters’ Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine look back on the last week in news and discuss what’s on their plate in the future.
Friday, August 22, 2014 2:33pmThis weekend, journalist Simran Sethi explains how her upbringing impacts the way she uses money now. Plus, we talk with Marketplace's Noel King and Linday Foster Thomas to recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience. Also we look at the rising cost of school supplies being handed off to parents. What's more, good public schools are also causing massive spikes in home costs in desired district. Is the price worth it? We investigate. Then, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about a few app that hep you discover a neighborhood and city. And after, writer Gwen Moran explains why women who ask to work at home to take care of kids while on the clock are viewed more unfavorably than men who make the same request. Plus, Scotland is about a month away from a vote on whether it would like to be independent from the UK. What's the impact on business in the country?