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Week of July 5
- Kai talks with Eric Dean Wilson about his new book After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort.
- Traditionally having a gap on a resume has been seen negatively, a factor that has hurt women and contributed to persistent wage disparities. During the pandemic more than 2 million women dropped out of the workforce and women have experienced disproportionate job losses. LinkedIn has changed its settings to offer more options to describe a work gap, including “family leave” or “stay-at-home parent.” Could the widescale disruption of the COVID year start to normalize work gaps in ways that could help? Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino reports.
- Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts during the summer months. Kimberly Adams will host July 5-9.
- July 5: We’re revisiting our conversation from earlier this year with FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel about federal efforts to improve broadband access.
July 2: Day X – The trial of Franco A, the German military officer accused of terrorism charges, started in May 2021. Only a limited number of reporters are allowed in and no one can record the proceedings. But long before Franco A ever walked into the courtroom, he talked to the New York Times. On this episode of Day X, Katrin Bennhold interviews the only person from a nationwide far-right network standing trial in Germany for plotting terrorism.
- July 7: On Point welcomes back the Money Ladies — CNN global economic analyst Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post. They’ll assess the state of the economy as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, and explore why so many people are seeking to change jobs, while some sectors struggle to fill vacancies.
- July 9: In the fifth installment of On Point’s series Amazon: The Prime Effect, Meghna will examine Amazon’s environmental impact and ambitious pledge to address climate change. We’ll learn how Amazon developed its climate pledge that now has more than 100 other companies on board, and who holds a company like Amazon accountable for those commitments. We’ll also hear from Amazon employees about where they say the company is not doing enough.
July 8: Performance Today, will revisit one of this year’s Young Artists – Randall Goosby, a violinist studying at Juilliard and one of the most accomplished PTYA’s on the show.
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.
July 9 – 1968:
- It was a tumultuous year, and music was more important than ever with releases from artists like the Rolling Stones & James Brown. Marvin Gaye had one of the biggest songs of the year, Glen Campbell recorded another “city song,” while Simon & Garfunkel hitchhiked across “America. Janis Joplin made her final album with Big Brother and the Holding Company before embarking on a solo career. There was friction in the Beatles camp, but they still persevered with “The White Album,” The Byrds went country and an Otis Redding song became the first ever posthumous single to top the pop charts.
- Outside the world of music… It was a tumultuous year with the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. There was chaos in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention and Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black gloved fists on the podium at the Olympics. Apollo 8 became the first crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and Boeing introduced the Jumbo Jet.
New episode – July 9:
- We’re bringing you the regional foods of the Greek Isles this week with Greek food authority Diane Kochilas, award-winning scholar and author of the classic, The Glorious Foods of Greece.
- Then we dive into the fascinating and underappreciated world of Greek wine with Tara Q. Thomas, Editor in Chief of Wine & Spirits and author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Wine Basics.
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The gay South Korean former soldier who turned trauma into art
- Description: In South Korea gay soldiers can serve, but they can be punished for consensual sex. Artist and activist Jeram Kang says he was sexually harassed while serving in the South Korean military. Ten years later, his hand-written testimony, along with stories of other gay soldiers have been turned into an art exhibition for gay rights.
Content warning: This video includes references to sexual assault and suicide
- Suggested post: Gay South Korean former soldier shares harassment story through art
- Duration: 4 minutes 38 seconds
July 1, 2021 – July 17, 2021
Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend: Join Julie Amacher for an hour of traditional, patriotic choral music performed by the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
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