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Marketplace Weekend: What we're working on

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 10:17

If you haven't heard, Marketplace Money is transitioning to Marketplace Weekend. As a special thank you to our newsletter readers, we’re inviting you to give some of our new radio segments on early listen. Let us know what you think!

Tech IRL

Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explore the digital world in real life. Listeners get deeper insight into how technology is changing the world around then, beyond smartphones and laptops.

In this edition, Ben and Lizzie look at New York City's plan to convert old public payphone stalls into wi-fi hotspots.

The Number

You might hear Marketplace cover "The Numbers" during the week, looking at the daily state of the stock market. For Marketplace Weekend, we meet the people behind the news, on 'Main Street' instead of 'Wall Street,' and what number is impacting them.

This number? Three, for three percent. As much as three percent of Ukraine's GDP comes from money earned overseas and sent back home. The World Bank says that per capita income in Ukraine is about $3500 in U.S. dollars, so all that extra money can be a big boost. It's common for Ukrainians around the world to send money back to their families and friends.

Is that changing?

My Money Story

There's a moment when money changes lives, either by gaining it, losing it, never having it.

This time, writer Brian Finkelstein shares a story about art and earning, and learning what actually makes you happy. 

Thanks for listening.

Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:25

The executive action will expand the number of students whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:23

Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.

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In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:19

Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.

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Help us build Marketplace Weekend. Here’s how:

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:10

Hi everyone,

I’ve been off working with the Marketplace team, creating a brand new show. Starting the weekend of June 28th, Marketplace Money becomes Marketplace Weekend.

Our mission is simple: Marketplace Weekend will connect you to the world of money.

What does that mean? We’re going to explore all parts of our economic world. What's happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. My philosophy is that money is a prism through which we see ourselves. The choices we make – or have to make – with it, tell us about who we are as individuals, families, countries, societies.

But the show is not just about what I think. It’s a dialogue. In addition to the radio show, we’re also hosting online conversations about what’s happening in the world, and we want those conversations to start with you. What we learn online will be a key part of building the radio show. We want to incorporate your thoughts and your voices.

I’m inviting you to be a charter member of our Marketplace Weekend community. We want your help in building our conversations and testing our new website. Throughout the week, the Marketplace Weekend team will share our thoughts and takes on some of the issues we’re all trying to work through. This week, we want to know, do you still call yourself middle class? What does middle class even mean in 2014?

Tell us what you think by visiting marketplace.org/money (the name stays until the relaunch). There, you’ll see buttons that let you write us, tell us and tweet us. Below those buttons, you can follow the conversation as it goes.

Thanks and I’ll see you online. Let’s chat.

Lizzie

We want YOU for Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:10

Hi everyone,

I’ve been off working with the Marketplace team, creating a brand new show. Starting the weekend of June 28th, Marketplace Money becomes Marketplace Weekend.

Our mission is simple: Marketplace Weekend will connect you to the world of money.

What does that mean? We’re going to explore all parts of our economic world. What happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. My philosophy is that money is a prism though which we see ourselves. The choices we make – or have to make – with it tell us about who we are as individuals, families, countries, societies.

But the show is not just about what I think. It’s a dialogue. In addition to the radio show, we’re also hosting online conversations about what’s happening in the world, and we want those conversations to start with you. What we learn online will be a key part of building the radio show. We want to incorporate your thoughts, and your voices.

I’m inviting you to be a charter member of our Marketplace Weekend community. We want your help in building our conversations and testing our new web site. Throughout the week, the Marketplace Weekend team will share our thoughts and takes on some of the issues we’re all trying to work through. This week, we want to know, do you still call yourself middle class? What does middle class even mean in 2014?

Tell us what you think by visiting marketplace.org/money (the name stays until the relaunch). There, you’ll see buttons that let you write us, tell us and tweet us. Below those buttons, you can follow the conversation as it goes.

Thanks and I’ll see you online. Let’s chat.

Lizzie

We want YOU for Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:10

Hi everyone,

I’ve been off working with the Marketplace team, creating a brand new show. Starting the weekend of June 28th, Marketplace Money becomes Marketplace Weekend.

Our mission is simple: Marketplace Weekend will connect you to the world of money.

What does that mean? We’re going to explore all parts of our economic world. What happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. My philosophy is that money is a prism though which we see ourselves. The choices we make – or have to make – with it tell us about who we are as individuals, families, countries, societies.

But the show is not just about what I think. It’s a dialogue. In addition to the radio show, we’re also hosting online conversations about what’s happening in the world, and we want those conversations to start with you. What we learn online will be a key part of building the radio show. We want to incorporate your thoughts, and your voices.

I’m inviting you to be a charter member of our Marketplace Weekend community. We want your help in building our conversations and testing our new web site. Throughout the week, the Marketplace Weekend team will share our thoughts and takes on some of the issues we’re all trying to work through. This week, we want to know, do you still call yourself middle class? What does middle class even mean in 2014?

Tell us what you think by visiting marketplace.org/money (the name stays until the relaunch). There, you’ll see buttons that let you write us, tell us and tweet us. Below those buttons, you can follow the conversation as it goes.

Thanks and I’ll see you online. Let’s chat.

Lizzie

When A Killer Comes From Your Family

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:09

Mass killings carried out by disturbed young people are frightening for the public. Along with the grief of victims' families, we explore how families of the killers deal with the trauma.

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What Donald Duck tells us about the economy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 09:00

A cultural icon turns 80 Monday. Donald Fauntleroy Duck made his debut on June 9, 1934, in a seven-minute short called “The Wise Little Hen.”  The rest, as they say, is history.

But about that history… We wondered what life would have been like for someone who, like Donald Duck, was born eight decades ago. 

When Donald Duck debuted, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a year into his first term, the New Deal was taking hold, and the U.S. economy had begun to improve.

“There was a certain sense that a recovery was possible,” says Kathy Peiss, the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at Penn.

Donald and many of his contemporaries – white men, especially – were in what demographer Bill Frey calls “the perfect place to benefit from the American dream.”

“He probably had that traditional family,” Frey says. “Two-point-two ducklings, I would guess he would have had.”

Of course, so far as we know, Donald had no children, though he does have three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, but we digress.

Someone who is 80 today, or a little younger, probably would not have fought in World War II, but that person would have benefitted from the post-War recovery.

“By the time he was age 40, the time you would have bought a house, the time you would have gotten your job in place, those were really successful years in the United States,” Frey says.

Odds are you would have retired before the bottom fell out – maybe with a full pension. Sounds pretty good, right?

“You know, life was never that simple,” says John Bodnar, co-director of the Center for Study of History and Memory at Indiana University. He says that, depending on your politics, you could have been blacklisted. “I guess you could have theoretically fought as a young man in Korea,” he adds. There were also big domestic conflicts – housing, schools, integration.”

An 'Integrity Problem' at Veterans Affairs?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:58

How can the Department of Veterans Affairs recover after its scandal? The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, offer suggestions.

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Audit Finds 13 Percent Of VA Schedulers Told To Falsify Data

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:54

The agency's audit also found that more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at Veterans Affairs facilities more than 90 days after requesting them.

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How the jet changed air travel

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:24

If you're someone who frequently takes cross-country or even international flights, you have the Boeing 707 to thank for making them shorter and more affordable. It cut travel time from New York to London in half, and opened up jet setting to a new clientele.

"It usually was 14, 15 hours, and you had to stop in places like Gander, Newfoundland, or Reykjavik, Iceland...and you got there nonstop in six hours, which was unbelievable," said William Stadiem, author of the new book Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour and the Romance in Aviation’s Glory Years.

Although the jet itself didn't take off until the late 1950s, Stadiem says the so-called "jet set" lifestyle was nothing new; other modes of transportation were simply more in vogue at the time.

"They were the yacht set, or the Queen Mary set. They were just rich people who liked to travel Europe and live in high style," he said.

But after 1958--when the Boeing 707 came along--jet setting became much more affordable for your average middle-class American.

"One of the best-selling books of the '60s was Europe on five dollars a day. You could live like a king on five dollars a day," Stadiem said. "And airlines were doing package tours of one month in Europe, including airfare, for under a thousand dollars. That was a bargain."

'Digital Deadly Sins': The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:11

Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.

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Fashion For The Germophobe

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:13

In these pre-apocalyptic times, fashion seems to be tilting toward safety and protection. Can frou-frou flak jackets be far behind?

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Ladies And Gentlemen, Silence Please, For Sir Mix-A-Lot

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:04

A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.

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Supreme Court Rules Some Kids Must Restart Immigration Process At Age 21

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 06:53

If children turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is still pending, that means some have to go to the back of the line and start all over.

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Police Investigating Las Vegas Shooters' Supremacist Ties

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 05:25

Two officers were killed after an ambush at a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas. The shooters then went into a Wal-Mart where they reportedly committed suicide after killing another person.

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2014 Tony Awards: Audra McDonald Nets A Record Sixth Win

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 05:02

Audra McDonald walked off the stage Sunday night as the most decorated actress in the event's history. Other winners included Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston.

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Tough Week For The Common Core

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 04:53

Two more states opt out. Politics are heating up. What's next?

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Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 03:39

The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a potential hunger catastrophe.

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