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Week of June 7
- Kai talks with Mohamed El-Erian, President of Queens’ College and former CEO of PIMCO, about his view of the recovery.
- The U.S. is facing record-setting job openings, with restaurants, hotels and retail facing huge labor shortages. Meanwhile, employees are hopping to new jobs in search of better pay, personal fulfilment or work-life balance. And all of this means some businesses are facing their biggest losses of institutional knowledge ever. How much does this cost? Economists actually have numbers. Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab reports.
- Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts during the summer months. Amy Scott will host June 1-25.
- June 7: Google national hospital chain HCA Healthcare are working together to create healthcare algorithms using patient records. What is the promise of new health care tools like that and what are the risks for misuse? Guest: Deven McGraw, an attorney who was formerly a HIPAA enforcer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- June 10: World of Concrete is the first convention to be held in Vegas since the pandemic began. And it’s coming right on the cusp of what could become an infrastructure bonanza. But concrete is tricky—while it’s vital, it’s also a huge contributor to climate change. Guest: Marketplace reporter Matt Levin, who will be at the show.
June 4: Day X, Episode Two – The case of Franco A, the German military officer accused of terrorism charges, has come to represent something investigators are increasingly worried about—that Day X is a call for action, a pretext for terrorism, or worse, a coup. That’s why prosecutors say Franco A picked the targets that he did. In this episode, Katrin Bennhold, the Times’ Berlin bureau chief, speaks with two of those alleged targets.
June 7: Part 3 of our series, “Amazon: The Prime Effect” will investigate the Amazon Marketplace, the e-commerce platform that enables millions of retailers to sell their products. Some retailers say the platform has been a key part of their success. But for others, it has become an existential threat. We hear from those retailers and Amazon’s VP for Customer Trust, Dharmesh Mehta.
June 10: Performance Today will feature Young Artist in Residence Annie Jacobs-Perkins, who studies cello at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Arts and Culture
Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.
June 11 – 1982:
The year Bruce Springsteen went back to the basics with his Nebraska album. Duran Duran emerged from across the Atlantic with their debut album and Prince dropped his biggest album yet while Grandmaster Flash brought Hip Hop to a new audience. Marvin Gaye made the blueprint for slow jams, final albums came from Roxy Music and the original English Beat, and The Clash had a hit in the states.
Outside the world of music E.T was the top film and 60 Minutes was the number one T.V show. The sitcom Cheers hit the small screen and Time’s Man of the Year was The Computer. You probably played video games, may have tried to breakdance or moonwalk, and you might have found a Jane Fonda workout video tape in your Christmas stocking.
NEW episode – June 11:
- This week, we’re looking at 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
- We head to the expanse of Alaska with salmon fisherwoman and conservationist Melanie Brown.
- We turn to the mountains of Appalachia with Ronni Lundy the author of the award-winning Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.