Every weekday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal hosts a lively and unexpected exploration of the day’s business and economic news from Wall Street to your wallet.
An interview with Yanis Varoufakis the former finance minister of Greece; why the nation's highest-producing oilfield in west Texas hasn't seen a drop in production until now; and how unseasonably warm weather is affecting blueberry farmers
Kai interviews Nike co-founder Phil Knight about about the iconic brand's humble beginnings; Congress debates a debt relief bill while Puerto Rico faces a daunting debt crisis; and how tech companies are trying to make mobile communication more safe for motorists.
Beyonce just expanded her empire with another surprise album release; the probability of the Ted Cruz/John Kasich game theory working in their favor; and why SNL is cutting down on ads, opting for "sponsored content."
Popular television series, like The Bachelor and The Walking Dead, have introduced after shows that draw in big ratings and social media engagement; Uber's $100 million settlement with its drivers has turned the spotlight on to the rise of the gig economy; and President Obama spoke in London today, urging the United Kingdom not to withdraw from the European Union
Reflecting on the legacy of cultural icon Prince; a look at Shakespeare's economic impact 400 years after his death; and how jobs figures from the Labor Department show weekly applications for jobless benefits fell to the lowest reading since November 1973
How start-ups and farmers are working together to grow the cannabis business; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20; and how Japan's baby problem is tied to the country's cultural ideas about the workplace.