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.
Kai talks with Ron Suskind and his son Owen Suskind about the new documentary film "Life, Animated" that follows their son's story of overcoming autism; Banks in Silicon Valley are trying to attract more customers by offering 24 hour approvals and zero-money-down mortgages.; and a group of students from Yale University is setting up Connecticut's first bail fund to pay the bail of low income people who would otherwise be stuck in jail for minor offenses
Facebook has pledged to build 1,500 units for general public housing in response to major housing shortages in Silicon Valley; New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced plans to shut down the L train for 18 months to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy; and why New York City may be at risk of losing its title as the world's financial capital.
A farewell to Yahoo as we knew it; the latest installment of "I've Always Wondered..." looking into how authors make money off library books; and Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary reports from Germany on the push to bring businesses based in the UK to Germany.
Unpacking the last five days of economic news with Nela Richardson of Redfin and David Gura of Bloomberg for the weekly wrap; more voices from the RNC; and continuing our coverage of race and income inequality with our series "How the Deck is Stacked."
Kai talks to New York Time's Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about his latest interview with Donald Trump; former civil rights activists Peter and Marian Edelman talk about their time with Robert Kennedy during his poverty tour of Mississippi in 1967 and how they've seen issues of race and poverty change in the U.S. since then; and how Amazon is teaming up with Wells Fargo to lend student loans.
The Department of Justice is reportedly planning to block two giant health insurance merger deals, Aetna $37 billion deal with Humana, and Anthem's $48 billion deal with Cigna; how college campuses are using big data to understand why students drop out and how to prevent it; and what is life like for Greek workers one year after Greece decided not to exit the European Union?