Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. The 30-minute program has a reporting style that is lively and unexpected, focusing on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. Marketplace is a Peabody Award-winning program produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California.
Friday, January 30, 2015 9:44amThis weekend, we focus on crashes, in the global economy, in our personal finances, and even in our cars. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and guest host David Lazarus discuss what happens when a country crashes. Meteorologist Gary Dobbs tells his story of what happened when his world came literally crashing down around him. David talks with Patrick Markee about homelessness, and Darlene Bel Grayson talks about what it feels like to be homeless temporarily for the first time. David talks with Bloomberg's Katie Benner about tech bubbles and bursts. We talk about crashes and recoveries -- in Atlantic City, and for former professional gambler Josh Axelrad. On next week's show, we're talking about cheating. If you have a story about about how your personal economy changed because of cheating -- financial cheating, romantic cheating, or even a time you cheated yourself -- tell us. What happened? How did you make it through? Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.
Friday, January 30, 2015 3:00amThe latest GDP report, mass transit ridership numbers, and a new leader for the U.S.P.S.
Friday, January 30, 2015 2:03amAiring on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015: President Barack Obama will propose a budget Monday that calls for ending the sequester, that set of mandatory budget cuts that came into effect in 2013 after democrats and republicans couldn't trim the budget on their own. We look at what the President will propose specifically. Plus, later this morning, the government releases its GDP calculation for the last quarter of 2014. It was a vigorous 5 percent annual rate summer to fall, but the forecasters are figuring something closer to 3.2 percent this time around. But with any GDP report, caveat emptor, as the Romans said. And more than a dozen brands will run first-time ever Super Bowl ads on Sunday including Skittles, Weight Watchers, and Always, maker of feminine hygiene products. That's the most newcomers to hit the extravaganza of selling since the dawn of the millennium.
Friday, January 30, 2015 2:00amAiring on Friday, January 30, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk to Anne Curzan, English Professor at the University of Michigan, about emojis in the Ross Ulbricht Silk Road Trial. Plus, we'll also talk to Jon Resnick, DC policy representative for the DJI drone company, about blocking drones from taking off in no-fly zones. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? This week, Marketplace's David Gura plays Silicon Tally with Deadspin writer and in-house stats man Kyle Wagner.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:02amAiring on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015: When he speaks to fellow Democrats tonight at a retreat in Philadelphia, President Obama will lay out some details about the budget he’s unveiling Monday. We look at what the sequester has (and hasn’t) accomplished. Plus, McDonald's chief brand manager, Steve Easterbrook, will replace the chain's outgoing CEO. The fast-food giant has been struggling as consumers increasingly demand fresher, healthier options. How will Easterbook play things differently now that he’s CEO?