Your week at a glance: June 6-12, 2022

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Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 6

  • Shanghai has now been under a citywide lockdown for a month and while the local government says it is improving food supplies and logistics, residents still can’t order the things they want, in the quantities they usually buy in for the usual price. How did Shanghai go from a logistics powerhouse to now 25 million residents consumed with how to feed their families every day? Marketplace’s Jennifer Pak explains the collapse of the usual e-commerce and delivery apps and what happens when you leave supply chains in the hands of consumers, their neighbors and district governments rather than private companies.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • June 6: Tech sits down with NOAA hurricane field researcher Jason Dunion to hear about groundbreaking new technology that can help researchers identify early weather patterns that may evolve into severe tropical storms or hurricanes.
  • June 7: Kimberly debriefs with Kai Ryssdal about his recent “trip to the Metaverse” and conversation with Professor Rabindra Ratan, Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University.
  • June 9: Tech will feature a conversation with Kathryn Finney, founder/CEO of Genius Guild and author of new book Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy.

On Point

  • June 9: Instead of passing new gun laws, some argue the federal government should better enforce the laws already on the books. But the very agency tapped with enforcing and regulating the nation’s gun laws, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has been understaffed and underfunded for years. We explore why that was all by design, and how it’s set gun control back.
  • June 10: Part three in our series Smarter Health: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of American Healthcare. On Friday: regulating the algorithm. As AI develops in the healthcare space, regulations also need to develop in tandem. We’ll talk to the head of the FDA’s digital health division, Dr. Matthew Diamond, about what role the FDA will play as AI expands. We’ll also talk to experts about guardrails needed to ensure patient safety and privacy.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 10 – 1981

  • The Time Machine invades 1981 this time. Synth-pop and new-wave were emerging with albums by Devo, Soft Cell, The Go-Go’s and the Police. Rock still rolled with releases by the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts while Rush created their defining track of the early 80’s. There were funky hits from Rick James and Grace Jones and Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club. The ska band The Specials released one of England’s biggest songs of the year.
  • Beyond the world of music: The royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana captured our imaginations. In the States, Ronald Reagan became president. Later in the year he and his press secretary James Brady were shot. Both survived. Sandra Day O’Connor became the first Woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and the Most Trusted man in America Walter Cronkite, retired as anchor of CBS News. It was a big year for cable TV, both HBO and MTV signed on. It’s all 1981, our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – June 10: Summer in America

  • This week, we’re hearing what June is like in three spectacular parts of the country. We talk about summer in the South with Matthew Raiford, author of Bress ‘N’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer.
  • Then we head to the expanse of Alaska with salmon fisherwoman and conservationist Melanie Brown
  • Lastly, we explore the mountains of Appalachia with Ronni Lundy the author of the award-winning Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.
  • 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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A Mexican goth fights for freedom to be different

goths and punks

  • Description: In Mexico, goths and punks were subjected to intimidation and violence on a daily basis. One man responded by creating a mixed martial art school to teach men and women with alternative lifestyles the skills to defend themselves in a society that is often hostile towards them.
  • Suggested social copy: Teaching people to defend themselves in Mexico.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

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APM Presents special of the week

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Length: One hour
Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration, uses music from Black American composers to highlight progress and the pain that has been held in the community at large. Using the commemoration of the emancipation of all those who had been enslaved in United States as a starting point, the special will face our country’s racist past and present a tapestry of sounds, somber to ecstatic.

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