Your week at a glance: May 23-29, 2022

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

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Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 23

  • Kai visits a “Metaverse” with Rabindra Ratan, an Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University
  • Mobile homes are among the most affordable housing options for agricultural workers in rural areas. Mobile home parks are also incredibly vulnerable to natural disasters, from wildfires to floods and hurricanes. Over the past two years in Central and Southern Oregon, thousands of mobile homes have been burned to the ground. One nonprofit near Eugene plans to rebuild a mobile home park destroyed by fire in 2020 as affordable housing that is more resilient to climate threats. And as Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman reports, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill that would make it easier to site and build mobile home parks, and prevent them from being zoned-out or redeveloped as less-affordable housing.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 23: Kimberly speaks with Dr. Rachel Fleishman, a neonatologist at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, about the technology behind neonatal care for very premature infants, and how evolution of that technology affects conversations about fetal viability.
  • May 24: Kimberly will speak with Dr. Eve Feinberg, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, about the technological advances associated with IVF treatment, and how an overturned Roe vs. Wade could factor into medical treatments going forward.

On Point

  • Kimberly Atkins Stohr hosts Monday to Thursday, with Meghna Chakrabarti back to host Friday.
  • May 24: On Point marks three months since Russia invaded Ukraine by returning to some of the Ukrainians we have spoken with since February 24. How have their lives changed, and how are they thinking about what their lives and their nation looks like beyond the immediate future?
  • May 27: Beginning this Friday and continuing over the next three Fridays, On Point features a four-episode special series: Smarter Health: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of American Healthcare. The US spends more per capita on healthcare than other developed countries, yet it has worse outcomes. We explore how healthcare and medicine are being changed –for better or worse– by the AI industry’s anticipated $150 billion investment in the US healthcare sector. Part One: What problems in medicine and healthcare administration can AI potentially solve?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 27 – 1990

  • The Time Machine heads to 1990 this time. There were big debuts from the Black Crowes & A Tribe Called Quest, who were still teenagers when they dropped their People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm effort. Deee-Lite’s first single was big all over the world. Uncle Tupelo kick-started the Alternative country genre with their No Depression album. Sinead O’Connor issued her most successful work. The late George Michael 2nd album hit streets and was considered a disappointment, even though it sold over 8 million copies. Cocteau Twins made a dream pop classic.
  • Beyond the world of music: Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa, after 27 years. David Lynch’s Twin Peaks debuted, maybe you hosted a watch party! Cheers was the top show on TV. The Detroit Piston became just the 3rd NBA team to win consecutive NBA Championships. It’s all 1990 our year on Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – May 27: Food and Marriage

  • We have an international love story built around Bosnian food with the couple behind Balkan Treat Box in St. Louis.
  • We get dumpling and relationship advice from a long-time married Uzbek couple, Damira Inatullaeva and Sahib Aminov of The League of Kitchens.
  • We have a story from writer Michaele Weissman about discovering that the key to understanding her husband is in the rye bread he loves.
  • And we sit down with Washington Post, Food and Dining editor Joe Yonan and author of Cool Beans and his husband Carl Mason to get the real story behind what it’s like to be married to a cookbook author.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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People Fixing the World: Baby goats and gardens to help with hospital stress

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  • Description: A hospital in the US is trying to deal with stress amongst staff and patients. They’ve created twelve plant rich therapeutic gardens and had visits from baby goats to help patient recovery and help staff to perform at their best. A film for People Fixing the World by Richard Kenny.
  • Suggested social copy:A hospital in the US is trying to deal with stress amongst staff and patients.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 58 seconds

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APM Presents special of the week

Arc of Justice

Broadcast Window: Four episodes, May 24, 25, 26 & 27 – September 6, 2022

Length: Four, one-hour long episodes

For every dollar of wealth owned by the average US white household, the average Black household has ten cents. The ARC of Justice, grounded in the scholarship of prominent African American economist William Darity Jr., explores how that racial wealth gap came to be.

The series is unique in that it focuses on the roots of the racial wealth gap in U.S. policy. It combines scholarly expertise with historical and contemporary real-world stories and voices of ordinary citizens like Hortense McClinton, a 102-year-old woman whose father was born into slavery. The tone is thoughtful, conversational and sound-rich.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.