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A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
Wits was a weekly national public radio broadcast produced and distributed by American Public Media. As of September 2015, the broadcast ended. The stage shows that provided material for the broadcast are on hiatus, as is the podcast version of Wits. It is our intention to take a little time away from Wits and then look for ways to bring it back on stage and in podcast in a different form. On Wits, some of the top names in comedy and music have joined host John Moe for sketch comedy, improv, ...
 
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APM: Marketplace
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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org.
 
The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 140 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.
 
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report hosted by David Brancaccio that wraps up the morning news in a fun little package. Listen here every day at 10 a.m. PT or download it to your iPod by subscribing to the Morning Report Podcast.
 
The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically, thanks to funding from the Ford Foundation. We want to hear your stories, ideas, and questions to help us create great journalism about the growing concentration of wealth in the United States. We’ll report on the forces and policies that led to the wealth gap. We’ll look at what the consequences are, good or bad, for our families and communities. We’ll be asking ...
 
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APM: The Story
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The Story with Dick Gordon brings the news home - through passionate points of view and personal experiences. The program brings together ordinary and extraordinary people to provide perspective on the issues which affect us all. Our goal is to inspire conversation, thinking and understanding. Produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC.
 
Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace, the public radio business show, makes complicated financial concepts easy to understand in this entertaining, informative video series.
 
Listen to special audio programming and exclusive web-only audio from APM: Marketplace, including our series of hour-long specials and co-production with partners like BBC World Service.
 
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report hosted by David Brancaccio that wraps up the morning news in a fun little package. Listen here every day at 10 a.m. PT or download it to your iPod by subscribing to the Morning Report Podcast.
 
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APM: Word for Word
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American Public Media's Word for Word is a one-hour weekly program featuring the very best of the nation's recent speeches. Speakers address current events and issues and are drawn from the National Press Club, the Chautauqua Institution, the Aspen Institute and other notable institutions. It's updated every Friday.
 
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Read and listen to the complete archive of audio commentaries from Marketplace, and chime in with your thoughts in our comments section.
 
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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio.
 
Sean Kayode says he watched his whole world roll away from him at 3 in the morning.Kayode had been living in his car in San Francisco about two years. During the early morning of March 5, traffic police towed and impounded his red 2003 Mercedes-Benz for having too many overdue parking tickets.“I wake up at 3 o’clock in the morning and there was ...…
 
Immigration is a hot-button topic; everyone has an opinion. Politics aside, much of how people feel about U.S. immigration policy depends on how the policy could affect that person individually. And if your business depends on access to a migrant work force, you're deeply concerned about how many people are granted work visas and right-to-work ...…
 
This week's contestant is Allison Tolz from Montreal, Canada
 
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
 
You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class.
 
This week's contestants are Paul and Christine Hanna from Tallahassee, Florida.
 
They bet that college would help them move up. Did it pay off?
 
In the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, you can still see the scars of the foreclosure crisis — vacant houses with sagging porches and broken windows, empty lots where houses once stood and a still-thriving demolition business tearing down abandoned homes.The neighborhood, named for its historic population of Central European imm ...…
 
Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.
 
This week's contestant is Cynthia Sibitzky from Haslett, TX
 
“If I didn’t have my grandparents, I would definitely be in a shelter right now,” said Stephanie Snowball just hours before picking her three-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son from daycare in Salt Lake City. The 34-year-old single mother has one source of income: state assistance for food and childcare. She tries to save on expenses when ...…
 
Shannon Starley and her team of case workers at Utah’s Division of Children and Family Services have a tough job. They help decide whether to remove kids from their parents’ custody. The agency investigated 21,093 cases last year. Many involved parents struggling with substance abuse.“A lot of mental health issues,” Starley added.She said she h ...…
 
Note: This piece originally ran in 2016, we're reposting it this week in light of updated welfare data.Twenty years ago, the federal government took a pretty simple cash welfare system — if you were poor and had children, you were guaranteed a welfare check — and replaced it with a program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The resu ...…
 
American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.…
 
For 25 years, Lauren Greenfield has been taking pictures and making movies about extremes. In “Thin,” she chronicled women with anorexia. In “The Queen of Versailles,” she followed a couple trying to build the biggest house in the United States. Greenfield talked with Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary about her new documentary, “Generation Wealth,” ...…
 
This week's contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA
 
At the beginning of World War Two, Japanese Americans not already in the military were declared ineligible for service. The government said it doubted their loyalty. But as the war dragged on, the need for manpower grew urgent.
 
At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives.
 
Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.
 
In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisis pregnancy centers, thanks to the way the 1996 Welfare Reform bill was written.Our episode from season one includes a rare look inside one of the cri ...…
 
This week's contestants are Peter and Mary-Bess Staffel from Bethany, WV
 
This week's contestant is Kristen Zoetewey from Grand Rapids, MI
 
Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote this week on what some members see as a potential solution to the city’s affordable housing problem — a 1 percent tax that could fund rental construction and help qualifying home buyers make down payments on houses. But the proposal is controversial.Click the audio player above to hear the full story.…
 
This week's contestant is Duncan Holmes from Fredricksburg, TX
 
It’s the dream of many parents that their children will grow up to have more prosperous lives than they did. A new report from the World Bank finds that’s not happening in much of the developing world, where upward mobility has stalled for the past 30 years. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.…
 
The meeting room in the basement of the First Congregational Church of Memphis was packed on a recent Saturday morning with clergy members, activists, residents and workers. “It’s gone on far too long. It’s gone on far too long,” they chanted, rocking back and forth to a 1960s civil rights anthem. Their purpose for coming together was a four-ho ...…
 
This week's contestant is Garrett Fitzgerald from Orono, Maine
 
For the past year, Albert Gaytan has been camping with 15 others along a quiet backstreet in Echo Park, just down the hillside from million dollar homes. He gets why neighbors complain. "It has to be cleaned up. It’s intolerable,” Gaytan said, pointing to a knee-deep trash pile at the center of camp others are sorting through. “This is ridiculo ...…
 
This week's contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA
 
Twelve years ago, Jill Williams had a stroke that left her unable to work. She ended up homeless, living between shelters and her car. Then in 2016, she received a Section 8 housing voucher for veterans. She’d served in the Coast Guard.“After 10 years of homelessness and being on the street, it was a tremendous help,” Williams said.But when she ...…
 
There are consumer products that are wants, and there are consumer products that are needs. Those who have a baby at home know diapers fall very firmly into the latter category. It costs about $1,000 a year to diaper a child in the average disposable product, but one in three families in this country has trouble affording those must-have items. ...…
 
When Los Angeles opened its Section 8 waiting list last year for the first time in a decade, Elianna Cortez was hopeful. She applied, along with most of the 150 other women on her floor at a Skid Row homeless shelter.“None of us got approved,” Cortez said. “None of us got the lottery, nope. It was just sad that everybody was really depending on ...…
 
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a major investor in Neurocore, a company based in Michigan that claims to help kids with various attention deficit disorders. Since taking office, she's kept her stake in the company and invested even more money in it. In the third and final installment of "Ethics Be Damned," APM Reports investigative journali ...…
 
It all started with a fur coat and an expensive rug. It ended with the resignation of President Eisenhower's chief of staff. That incident led to the government ethics system of today. In the second installment of our series, APM Reports investigative journalist Tom Scheck joins Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace Weekend to discuss the history of U. ...…
 
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