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Marketplace Weekend

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Marketplace Weekend® has concluded production as of July 2018. The show was hosted by Lizzie O’Leary and told powerful stories from economies both large and personal.

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The economics of disability (encore)

Aug 10 • 49:29

Our favorite Marketplace Weekend stories (encore)

Aug 3 • 49:42

This week, we are revisiting a bunch of our favorite stories from over the past few years. The average woman earns about 80 cents for every dollar the average man makes. So how can we move toward pay equality? Then, our health. Changes in health care affect society’s most vulnerable citizens — children. We’ll take a look back at our visit to a pediatric hospital in Souther...

The stories you "liked" the most (encore)

Jul 27 • 49:44

Three mayors, three economies (encore)

Jul 20 • 47:40

Back in 2017, we visited three cities: 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 economic change — and how it affects real...

The Economics of Disaster (Encore)

Jul 13 • 48:00

A lot happened in 2017, and we’re returning to one particular natural disaster that changed Puerto Rico from top to bottom. As communities on the island have recovered, there’s a trail of money to follow behind it all. This week, we are revisiting this hourlong special on the economics of disaster. We head to Puerto Rico to examine life on the ground following Hurricane Ma...

The industry of wellness (Encore)

Jul 6 • 49:38

This week, we are revisiting an episode that we did on the industry that wants to make a better version of you. The market has been flooded with everything from workout routines to diets to therapy apps and food fads. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the way we invest in our health needs? And who is it that has access to this market? These are the question...

The Marketplace Weekend finale

Jun 29 • 49:48

The economics of disability

Jun 22 • 49:18

Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. Marketplace is covering the economics of disability in an hourlong special. We can’t get to everything in this episode, so we’re focusing on some of the pillars of the economy: education, work...

Truckers, negotiators and powerful soccer moguls

Jun 15 • 46:39

Did you know there’s a shortage of truck drivers? What that means for them and for the prices of products we buy. Plus, after a week of negotiations between world leaders, we take a dive into what it takes to be good at diplomacy. Then, futboool!!! The World Cup just started. It’s arguably the biggest sporting event in the world — and a multibillion-dollar business that’s ...

Graduating into the economy

Jun 8 • 47:47

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 simply paying the rent). Also, Marketplace staff lay out the graduation advice they wish they received but never got. And we look into just why “Pomp and Circumstance” is at every graduation. Plus, Linda Cardellini of “Freaks and Geeks”...

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