APM Weekly October 2 – 6, 2023



Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Jason Koebler, journalist at 404 Media, about why Ticketmaster might just favor scalpers.
  • China’s consumption, property, job markets are all slowing down. One key factor is a lack of confidence from private businesses and consumers. Where does this come from? Marketplace’s Jennifer Pak reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Monday Oct 2: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Marcin Wichary, author of the book “Shift Happens,” about the history of the keyboard.

On Point

  • Monday, Oct 2: Ultra-processed foods now make up the majority of calories in the typical American diet. Studies show the health effects are about as bad as smoking. Dr. Chris van Tulleken joins Meghna to tell us how these foods have come to make up the majority of the American diet and what it would take to get back to eating real food. Van Tulleken is a London-based infectious diseases doctor and the author of Ultra-Processed People; The science behind the food that isn’t food.
  • Tuesday, Oct 3: The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could do away with so-called “testers;” volunteer disabled people who investigate if businesses open to the public are accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Advocates say that could significantly weaken ADA enforcement. We look at what’s at stake.
  • Friday, Oct 6: Scientists have revealed the first complete sequence of the human Y chromosome. It makes up only two percent of a human cell’s total DNA but one researcher described the discovery of the complete Y chromosome as starting “a whole new era in human genetics.” We find out what scientists are learning about the Y chromosome and what a complete sequence means for our understanding of male and human biology more broadly.

Arts and Culture

Splendid Table

October 6 – New episode

Has anyone else noticed how many boutique spice companies have sprung up in the past few years? This week, we’re talking to two of the leaders in the sustainable and ethical spice trade. Sana Javeri Kadri, Founder & CEO of Diaspora Co talks about the joys and challenges of sourcing spices all over the world and then, Ethan Frisch Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Burlap & Barrel takes Francis through a remarkably eye-opening spice tasting.

Performance Today

  • Imani Winds perform at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
  • An all-star chamber group performs Joaquin Turina’s Scene Andalouse from last summer’s Spoleto festival in Charleston, SC
  • Berta Rojas performs music by Agustin Barrios at the 92nd Street Y in New York City
  • Nikki Chooi performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the Buffalo Philharmonic
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra perfroms Variaciones Concertantes by Alberto Ginastera at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA

APM Presents special of the week

LA Made: The Barbie Tapes

Air Window: Now – November 30, 2023

LA Made: The Barbie Tapes tells the backstory of the world’s most popular doll, Barbie. Barbie is a cultural icon but what do you really know about her? Learn Barbie’s origin story from the people who created her. Co-hosted by Antonia Cereijido and M.G. Lord, author of Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll, hear the wild stories from the never-before-heard tapes of interviews with Barbie inventor Ruth Handler, her wardrobe designer and the sculptors and fabricators, and the innovative marketers who made her what she is today.

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