Your week at a glance: May 30-June 5, 2022

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Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 30

  • Kai visits a “Metaverse” with Rabindra Ratan, an Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University (shifted from previous week).
  • The FDA says the U.S. is running low on some IV contrast dye – which is critical for imaging scans like CT scans and enhanced X-rays. This is because of ongoing COVID lockdowns in Shanghai, where much of the dye is manufactured. It’s starting to have a significant effect on hospitals around the country – and some are even having to delay scans for patients because they don’t have enough dye. Marketplace’s Samantha Fields looks at what this shortage means for hospitals and patients.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 30: An encore of our conversation with NewsTech Correspondent Jacob Ward, about his book called The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back.
  • May 31: Marketplace’s Savannah Maher reports on how research labs and technologies rely on liquid helium, and how a shortage of it is putting some researchers in a crunch.

The Daily

  • May 30: Rebroadcast with updates – A few weeks ago, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 million deaths from Covid 19. We asked Daily listeners for memories of those they’ve lost to the virus and their responses captured a range of emotions. Grief, love, anger – and a struggle to make sense of untimely death as the rest of the world tries to move on.

On Point

  • May 30: Rebroadcast – More than 200,000 former U.S. soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan say they’re suffering debilitating and ongoing health issues from toxic smoke from burn pits. The open pits were used to burn all kinds of waste, including medical supplies, paint, plastic water bottles, batteries, even entire Humvees. Why have their complaints been ignored for so long?
  • June 3: Part two in our four-part series Smarter Health: Artificial intelligence and the future of American healthcare. In this episode: the ethics of the death predictor. We break down the ethical considerations of AI in health care. What are the privacy concerns about data collection, and how can researchers and developers advance tools while protecting patients?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 3 – 1960

  • The Time Machine heads way back to 1960 this time. The year Elvis Presley is discharged from the service. He didn’t miss a beat. The Everly Brothers were in the midst of a long string of hits. Etta James issued her “At Last” album. 15-year-old Brenda Lee was all over the pop charts. The Ventures kickstarted the surf-rock craze. If you were on the dance floor you were probably doing the twist to songs by Chubby Checker or Sam Cooke. Willie Nelson wrote “Night Life” & quickly sold it for $150. Oops! Dean Martin was still swinging. Buddy Holly was gone but there were still some great songs being issued.
  • Beyond the world of music: John F. Kennedy became president. Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho is one of the year’s most talked about films and Westerns like Gunsmoke were all over the TV. There was a “payola” scandal. Legendary DJ Alan Freed was arrested. It’s all 1960 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 3: Summer Parties

  • This week it’s summer parties with laundry evangelist Patric Richardson author of Laundry Love, Nicole A. Taylor author of Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations and Natasha David author of Drink Lightly
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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People Fixing the World: The Inventor Inspired by a Near-Death Experience

Adebayo Alonge

  • Description: Adebayo Alonge is a Nigerian entrepreneur who nearly died after being given fake medicines. Now he’s created something that can spot them – a scanner for instant drug testing.
  • Suggested social copy: A new invention that can spot fake medicine.
  • Duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness: Pride Month

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Length: One hour

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.