Your week at a glance: May 16-22, 2022

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Marketplace (PM)

  • May 17: Kai talks with former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke about his new book 21st Century Monetary Policy and the state of monetary policy today.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 16: Marketplace Tech looks at federal funding for the expansion of broadband access in rural and low-income areas, with guest Will Rinehart from the Center for Growth and Opportunity.
  • May 17: Marketplace Tech has an obituary for the iPod, including listener voices and stories.
  • May 18: A look at the technology behind fetal viability outside the womb, and

On Point

  • May 16: The anti-abortion movement in the US is rooted in Conservative Christian beliefs about when life begins. Now that a leaked draft written by Justice Samuel Alito indicates that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, what does it mean for people who don’t hold those beliefs? What are the consequences of overturning Roe vs Wade for Jewish and Muslim women and their religious and reproductive rights?
  • May 18: The Conservative Political Action Committee’s annual conference gets underway in Hungary today. Its keynote speaker is Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban. Political scholars look at the Orban regime as a textbook case of rapid democratic decline. We revisit an On Point episode from last year in which we ask if the US is moving in a similar direction and find out what Hungary can teach the US about accelerating authoritarianism.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 20 – 2007

  • The Time Machine makes a trip to 2007 this time. Both M.I.A & Kanye West had big tunes featuring prominent samples. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss collaborated on the Raising Sand album. Radiohead turned the music business on its head by using a pay what you want business model on their In Rainbows album. The White Stripes made their final studio album, while Bon Iver released its debut record in the north woods of Wisconsin. Mavis Staples revisited some of the Civil Rights anthems of the 50’s and 60’s & Arcade Fire released its highly anticipated 2nd album.
  • Beyond the world of music: Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. The New England Patriots ran the table, going undefeated in 2007, but lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl in early ‘08. The San Antonio Spurs swept Lebron and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title. Mad Men debuted and popularized cocktail culture & the Simpsons became movie stars. It’s 2007 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – May 20: Your cooking and eating questions

  • This week Francis is taking your cooking and eating questions with Daniel Holzman and Matt Rodbard, authors of Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts.
  • And then, we head into the kitchen with J. Kenji López-Alt for a lesson from his new book The Wok: Recipes and Techniques.

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Small Change: Women of Color Building a Business Legacy

Broadcast Window: April 4, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Length: One hour

This installment from Small Change highlights the stories of five minority women-owned small business owners—Native, Black and Latina that looks at the time and sweat equity it took to start the businesses, the critical pivots they made to keep their businesses afloat during the early months of the pandemic, and what they are doing now to keep their businesses running and growing. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.