Your week at a glance: August 8-14, 2022

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Marketplace (PM)

Week of August 8

  • Companies that do brush-clearing work for property owners are in high demand as wildfire seasons grow longer and stronger in the West. We tag along with one company on the job.
  • The cost of housing has risen significantly in the last year — as have the costs of gas, food, and utilities. All of which means homelessness is on the rise, as well, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Meanwhile, a number of cities and states have been cracking down on homeless people sleeping outside. This summer, Missouri and Tennessee made it a crime to sleep outside on public property (a felony in Tennessee). The state of Missouri can sue city and town governments that don’t enforce the law. Other states are considering similar laws. Marketplace’s Samantha Fields reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Meghan McCarty Carino and Marielle Segarra split hosting next week. Kimberly Adams is back 8/16.
  • Aug 8: In a conversation with Prof. Josephine Wolff at Tufts University, Tech will ask, “Why is cryptocurrency so hackable?”
  • Aug 10: We’ll hear from a number of experts and voices about the rise of female protagonists in video games, and remaining challenges of representation of women in the gaming space more broadly.
  • Aug 11: A conversation about how an AI tool that maps proteins has been used to help with a malaria vaccine with Matthew Higgins, Prof. of Molecular Parasitology at the University of Oxford.
  • Aug 12: We’ll dig into the pros and cons of AI-driven dynamic pricing, with Prof. Catherine Tucker at MIT.

On Point

  • Aug 9: All 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have submitted plans for their share of $5 billion for a national network of 500,000 electrical vehicle charging stations. The USDOT has published a framework for what this should look like, creating designated alternative fuel corridors, and proposed minimum standards. What do these proposals tell us about what a network of EV charging stations will look like, how we will scale up to it, and what that will mean for the take up of EV’s in the US?
  • Aug 11: A government investigation has revealed that at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, meatpacking companies were able to skirt Covid safety regulations with help – from as high as the White House. As a result, tens of thousands of workers got sick, and hundreds died. On Point looks into how meatpacking conglomerated chose profit over protecting their workers and got away with it. This episode was postponed from last week.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Aug 12 – 1974

  • The Time Machine pays a visit to 1974 this time. Dolly Parton made perhaps her best album, which featured two of her greatest songs. Stevie Wonder wrote probably his most political song yet, and its funky toon & he wrote a song for the band Rufus. Barry White pulled double duty with his Love Unlimited Orchestra and his own music. Joni Mitchell recorded her most successful album of her long-storied career. Bob Dylan recorded his final album with the band and stayed “Forever Young.” The Rolling Stones proclaimed, “It’s Only Rock and Roll” & they still liked it! And Bonnie Raitt brought an old John Prine song to the masses.
  • Beyond the World of Music: Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office. Happy Days began its eleven-year run. There was laughter at movie theatres, with films like Blazing Saddles & Young Frankenstein. It is all 1974, our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – August 12

  • This week we’re looking at one crazy career–catering! Matt and Ted Lee join us with tales from their book Hot Box: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business. Then, America’s Test Kitchen brings us the tools and recipes we need to cook for a real crowd and chef Kwame Onwuachi, author of Notes from a Young Black Chef, swaps catering horror stories with our own Francis.
  • 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

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People Fixing the World: Forests the size of tennis courts

forest the size of a tennis court

  • Description: Hundreds of tiny forests are being planted in towns and cities around the world. The British government has announced funding for 12 of them in the UK. But what’s the point of a forest the size of a tennis court? A film for People Fixing the World by Richard Kenny and Anna Holligan.
  • Suggested social copy: How can a forest the size of a tennis court make an impact?
  • Duration: 3 minutes 1 second

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APM Presents special of the week

Early Risers: Waking up to Racial Equity in Early Childhood

Broadcast Window: May 25 – Sep 6, 2022

Length: One hour

George Floyd’s death was a tragedy and a wake-up call that sparked a global racial reckoning. And for more than two years, our young children have been watching it all. So how do we help them make sense of what they’re seeing and hearing?

In this one-hour special, listeners will hear practical tips and insights from a variety of early childhood experts about how to talk with very young children about race and racism. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.