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Week of May 10
- Kai talks with Broadway producer Eva Price about preparing for reopening.
- The housing market in the US has not waned during the pandemic. Nor has it over in China, where real estate investment during the pandemic year of 2020 still rose at a robust rate of 7% from a year earlier. That’s partly because there are limited investment options for Chinese citizens, and because property is seen as the safest bet no matter what the health of the broader economy is. Our China correspondent Jennifer Pak reports from the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
- May 10: Facebook created a handpicked board to advise it on content decisions – and it turned to that board to weigh in on whether to keep Donald Trump off the platform. What other companies might decide to turn to outside groups to set standards for moderating content?
- May 11: China is rolling out a digital version of its currency, the yuan. What’s the difference between a government-issued digital currency and an open-source cryptocurrency, and what are the implications for tracking transactions? Guest: Jennifer Pak, Marketplace’s China correspondent.
- May 14: Amy Scott hosts Marketplace Tech.
- May 10: Ian Manuel went to prison for shooting a woman during a robbery gone awry. He was 13 years old at the time of the incident. He spent nearly 18 years in solitary confinement. He left prison about 5 years ago, with the help of lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson. They join us to share Manuel’s story and understand the consequences of the ongoing use of solitary confinement in the U.S.
- May 11: The Biden administration says that children over 12 will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine as soon as this week. But polls show that many parents are reluctant to get their children vaccinated. We ask whether vaccinating children should be a priority and find out what kind of clinical trials have been undertaken.
- May 13: In part two of our series, Amazon: The Prime Effect, we ask, ‘Who is Jeff Bezos?’ If you go to relentless.com you will be redirected to Amazon.com. In this hour, we’ll explore Jeff Bezos’s relentless pursuit of universality. Choosing books as Amazon’s first product, because there are more books to sell than any other product, is a telling tale of how Bezos grew Amazon into a global empire.
Arts and Culture
Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.
May 14 – 2002:
It was a big year for Norah Jones, whose Come Away With Me album cleaned up by winning 5 Grammy Awards. Wilco delivered the most critically acclaimed album of their career with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Missy Elliot worked it, Justin Timberlake went solo and The Eminem Show was the biggest selling album of the year. File sharing and Napster were changing music consumption, and it was the Bush Presidency and the wind-up to the Iraq War.
Encore episode – May 14: Cheese
- We go behind the scenes of the wacky and wild competition The Cheesemonger Invitational. From blind -tasting and aroma tests to pairing and wrapping and weighing, who knew?
- Cheesemonger Greselda Powell of Murray’s Cheese in NYC takes Francis under her wing to teach him how to identify cheese just by smell.
- Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen brings us some hard truths about keeping cheese at home.
- Cheese expert Tia Keenan teams up with Francis to take your calls.
April 26, 2021 – June 4, 2021
Small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood is an audio hour highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes.
Hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang talk to community members who are redefining wealth, the value of community and the purpose of money. Money wisdom taught by the true experts –people who have learned from experience.
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